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In East Jerusalem, Israeli-Palestinian tension nears boiling point
In East Jerusalem, Israeli-Palestinian tension nears boiling point

The stones tell the story. They litter alleyways and doorsteps, line roadways stained black by scorch marks from burning tires and firebombs, sit loose and at the ready atop crumbling rock walls. Hardly a day goes by without a stone-throwing clash between young Palestinians and Israeli security forces in some traditionally Arab corner of the holy city, skirmishes that often escalate to the point that police break out what are described as intense but nonlethal methods of crowd control: stun grenades, tear gas or a foul-smelling, retch-inducing liquid known as "skunk water." "It's another intifada, really," said Jawad Siyam, an activist in the East Jerusalem...

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