Israel and Palestine’s conflict has been going on since the start of Ramadan in mid-April. Israeli police set up barricades outside the occupied Old City’s Damascus Gate preventing Palestinians from gathering there.
Israeli armed forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Haram esh-Sharif on Monday. It was ahead of a march by Zionist nationalists commemorating Israel’s 1967 takeover of the city’s eastern half. During the raid, over 300 Palestinians were wounded. Hamas, the Islamist extremist group that rules Gaza, retaliated by firing hundreds of missiles. In retaliation, Israel launched an airstrike on Gaza, killing at least 21 Palestinians, nine of whom were teenagers.
400 missiles were fired towards Israel during the Israel and Palestine’s conflict
The threat of eviction of thousands of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah, an East Jerusalem neighbourhood, heightened the crisis in the final week of Ramadan. Hundreds of Palestinians and over a dozen Israeli police officers are having injuries. This happened in clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli police on the night of May 7 in Jerusalem.
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The Jerusalem Day march, which is usually led by far-right Zionists through the Arab Quarter of the Old City, had been granted permission by Israeli authorities. Israeli armed forces attacked Al-Aqsa Mosque with rubber bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas to evacuate Palestinians. According to Israel, who had camped with stones and Molotov cocktails ahead of the march on May 10 (which was rerouted due to tensions).
Israeli troops have been given an ultimatum by Hamas to leave Al-Aqsa. However, they fired rockets by the evening. Then came the Israeli strikes.
Moreover, clashes in Israeli cities resulted in the arrest of more than 374 people and the injury of 36 officers.
Late Wednesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he intended to send in military forces to assist the police. Mainly, in maintaining order in cities ruptured by abuse.
“Nothing can justify an Arab mob assaulting Jews, and nothing can justify a Jewish mob assaulting Arabs,” he said in a video statement talking about Israel and Palestine’s conflict. Reported by the Times of Israel.
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