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  11/29/2012, Kislev 15, 5773

Police Prevent MKs Eldad, Ben-Ari from Burning PLO Flag


A number of people were arrested, Thursday afternoon, near the United Nations' Jerusalem headquarters, when clashes broke out after Otzma Leyisrael Knesset members Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari tried to set fire to flags of the Palestine Liberation Organization, whose Fatah faction runs the Palestinian Authority. One of those arrested was Otzma Leyisrael campaign chairman Bentzi Gopstein. Officers forced their way into a circle of demonstrators and grabbed the flags, pushing the Knesset members in the process.

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