Israeli police arrest dozens in night of chaos in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say 44 people have been arrested and 20 officers wounded in a night of chaos in Jerusalem. Security forces separately clashed with Palestinians angry about Ramadan restrictions and Jewish extremists who held an anti-Arab march nearby. Tensions have spiked in recent days in the city, which has long been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Militants in Gaza fired rockets in retaliation. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli police on a nightly basis since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. On Thursday, hundreds of Jewish extremists tried to march to the site of the clashes but were halted by police. Smaller violent confrontations broke out elsewhere in the city.