At least 20 arrested during clash between Israeli, Palestinian protestors in NYC: Police

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- More than a dozen people were arrested during a clash between Israeli and Palestinian protestors in Manhattan Thursday.

NYPD officials say at least 20 people were arrested in connection to the protests in Times Square.
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More than a dozen people were arrested after fireworks were thrown during a clash between dozens of Israeli and Palestinian protestors in Manhattan Thursday.



They say two commercial fireworks were thrown from a car near Midtown.

One person suffered a minor burn in the incident.

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An arson investigation is being led by Midtown North.

This comes as Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire Thursday, ending a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip and brought life in much of Israel to a standstill.
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Israeli media say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Security Cabinet has approved a unilateral cease-fire to halt an 11-day military operation in the Gaza Strip.



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