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Fiery skirmishes reported in East Jerusalem as Rosh Hashanah starts

Violence broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in East Jerusalem on Sunday night, shortly after the start of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

Rioters shot fireworks at Border Police in the Silwan neighborhood, the Kan public broadcaster reported.

Videos posted by Arabic media showed fires raging in the capital’s A-Tor neighborhood. One clip appeared to show a balcony ablaze.

It wasn’t immediately clear what set off the confrontations, which came with police and the army on high alert in Jerusalem and the West Bank. There were no reports of injuries.

In another incident, Army Radio said attackers hurled improvised explosives at a military checkpoint near Jenin in the West Bank as army chief Aviv Kohavi celebrated Rosh Hashanah with troops nearby. There were no injuries or damage.

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