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Clashes Break Out Between Palestinians And Israel Security Forces In East Jerusalem

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Israeli border guards arrest a Palestinian stone thrower during clashes the the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud on September 23, 2011. Some 22,000 Israeli police and border police were on high alert across the country, poised to respond to any unrest resulting from a Palestinian bid to seek UN membership in New York. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

Violence broke out in and around the East Jerusalem area on Friday when Palestinian youths hurled rocks at security forces in the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amud.

So far, fears that massive violence would break out in the lead-up to the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations have not materialized. Although the IDF has no indication that massive violence will erupt, it worries that events in New York - where PA President Mahmoud Abbas will address the UN General Assembly today and formally apply for UN recognition as a state - could inflame tempers.

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