Palestinians throw stones towards Israeli police (not seen) during clashes in Shuafat, an Arab suburb of Jerusalem. A Palestinian teenager was killed on Monday in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, a Palestinian hospital source said. Violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified in the past few weeks and the teenager’s reported death was the latest in a series of incidents that has raised fears of wider escalation.
AFP photographer Menahem Kahana (C) is roughed up by an Israeli policeman during a demonstration in a street in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel took a rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from the Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child.