Thousands of worshipers marched to Al-Aqsa, a day after Israeli police raided a mosque and wounded 205 Palestinians.
Tensions are running high in East Jerusalem as thousands of Palestinian worshipers flock to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for a Muslim holy night in Laylat al-Qadr, the day after Israeli forces seize the sanctuary and injure more than 200 Palestinians.
Israel has announced it is stepping up its defenses to the mosque ahead of protests in a bid to oust Palestinians from Jerusalem’s homes in areas occupied by Jews.
Tensions escalated in the city, West Bank and Gaza during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, amid growing outrage over the law being issued.
Israeli border guards over the past few days have used skunk water, tear gas, rubber bullets and spray grenades to disperse their living quarters with the help of evicted families.
At least 205 Palestinians and 18 Israeli officials were injured in Friday’s conflict, which criticized nations and called for calm.
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A recent law to expel Palestinian families has sparked days of violent protests.
While countries are calling for a ban, the protests are on the rise. So why is Sheikh Jarrah’s argument so controversial?
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Arab-Israel NGO is calling for an end to protests at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Arab-Israeli NGO has called on Israeli government officials to issue security measures to prevent “violent attacks” in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to refrain from using excessive force against Palestinian religious and medical personnel.
In a letter to Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and Israeli Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai, lawyer Wesam Sharaf of Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said the incursions were endangering the lives of worshipers, and violating their right to freedom of religion.
Sharaf wrote: “There is no reason to assert that religious freedom is granted.
“People [Israeli police’s] To overthrow the power of prayer with excessive force and without coercion is a violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of worshipers. ”
Jehad Qaws’ daughter asked him about his doll before he was arrested by Israeli police on Saturday. Several Palestinians were surrounded by J’lem after a fire broke out at the AlAqsa Mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/wSHGiZhhxE
– Rania Zabaneh (@RZabaneh) May 8, 2021
‘Not $ 1’: US lawmaker calls for an end to the crisis in Israel
For the past several years, Congresswoman Betty McCollum has tried to spark a dispute in the United States over the billions of dollars Washington sends to Israel each year.
The Minnesota Democrat wants to know more about where the money is going, and to ensure that Israel does not use US military aid to carry out atrocities in Palestine.
Last month, McCollum wrote a recent statement, aimed at ensuring that US aid is not used to mistreat Palestinian children, destroy Palestinian property, expel Palestinians from the West Bank, or Israel’s attempt to advance Palestine. .
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The deadly attack on Palestinian worshipers comes as the Israeli army plans to evict more than 500 Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem illegally.
– Zarah Sultana MP (@zarahsultana) May 8, 2021
Israeli police block Israeli-Palestinian buses heading to Al-Aqsa
Israeli police officials have announced that they are urging the military in Jerusalem ahead of any possible incidents in the coming days of Friday’s protests.
Interesting: Thousands of Palestinian civilians in Israel are marching to Al-Aqsa after Israeli police have closed their buses. Tonight is Kadir Night, which is the most sacred night in Islam. Israeli police are also working hard to create chaos. pic.twitter.com/GN06QmZ4JJ
– Louis Fishman Louis Fishman (@Istanbultelaviv) May 8, 2021
Thousands of Palestinians are expected to return to Al-Aqsa Mosque after dark after a Muslim holy night in Laylat al-Qadr.
Video footage shows Muslim buses from Israeli Arab cities being stopped by police on the main road to Jerusalem.
News of the roadblock spread to the media, attracting hundreds of young men from nearby Arab villages and Jerusalem.