Palestinians clash with Israeli troops, hurl rocks, bottle bombs

Although Israeli and Palestinian security forces were on high alert Friday for major incidents after the tragic death of a Palestinian baby in an arson attack, the incidents were fairly routine and caused no casualties. Palestinian Muslims clashed with Israeli security forces after Friday prayers at Al Aqsa, followed by firebomb and rock attacks in the Old City of Jerusalem and north Qalandia. An Israeli car came under fire near Cochav Hashahar in the Jordan Valley. The passengers fired back. The shooters got away. In the Israeli Arab town of Umm al Fahm, 500 protesters rallied to protest the murder of the baby, Ali Dawapshe. Thousands of Israeli troops are combing the northern West Bank for the perpetrator of the arson attack, believed to be a Jewish extremist.

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