Spreading Palestinian disturbances, clashes with Israeli troops

As the Simhat Torah festival ended Monday night, Palestinians mobs stepped up their violent attacks with rocks, firebombs and explosive devices in the Old City of Jerusalem and the town districts of A-Tur, Silwan, Issawiyeh and Shuafat. The light rail service is suspended.  Violent disturbances also erupted in Bethlehem and Hebron, where about 20 Palestinians were injured by Israeli military rubber bullets and crowd dispersal weapons. There were altogether 22 outbreaks of violence.



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