Clashes at Jerusalem refugee camp as EU urges progress

Masked Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem, on November 7, 2014Stone-throwing Palestinians battled Israeli police in a refugee camp in east Jerusalem Friday as the top EU diplomat warned of a new wave of violence if peace efforts remain deadlocked. Clashes shook the Shuafat camp for a third straight day with security forces firing tear gas at crowds of youths who set light to tyres and rubbish bins. The camp descended into chaos on Wednesday after one of its residents deliberately ran down two groups of pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing a border policeman and injuring another nine people before being shot dead. Annexed east Jerusalem has been engulfed by violence over the past four months, with clashes occurring on an almost daily basis in several flashpoint Palestinian neighbourhoods.

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