Washington Post journalist briefly detained in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces briefly detained the Washington Post’s Jerusalem bureau chief as well as a rights activist on Tuesday on suspicion of inciting violence, but released them without charge, officials said. The Post’s William Booth was detained at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem after a member of the public accused him of inciting Palestinians against Israeli forces, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. The Association of Civil Rights in Israel confirmed one of their employees was questioned in the same incident. Damascus Gate has been the site of several attacks in a wave of violence that erupted in October.

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