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riot at Damascus GatePolice spokesperson

Moshe Leon, the mayor of Jerusalem, spoke this morning (Sunday) with Golan Yokfaz and Anat Davidov on 103FM about the clashes in the riots in the Shimon Hatzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah) neighborhood and the Arab attempt to cause a larger conflict over Jerusalem.

"There is no connection between Sheikh Jarrah and the Temple Mount, in Sheikh Jarrah this is a property dispute. This is an unprecedented incitement by the Palestinian Authority that is trying to lead to violence and unnecessary acts," Leon clarified.

"The Palestinian Authority and Hamas are trying to ignite Jerusalem, this is the problem and it needs to be addressed. It happens every year. There is no doubt that we all need to act to calm down and have zero violence, and we have zero tolerance for violence. The ministers are doing everything to calm the situation down."