A week after the violence in the Holy City, hundreds of Palestinians were injured in a new clash with Israeli police in the mosque plateau of East Jerusalem.
The new conflict took place on Jerusalem Day, which, according to the Hebrew calendar, celebrates Israel’s occupation of the old city in the Six-Day War of 1967.
According to Agence France-Presse, since early morning, hundreds of Palestinians have thrown missiles at Israeli security forces. The mosque is the third largest Muslim holy site in the plateau mosque, and the Jews call it the Temple Mount.
A reporter from the agency saw that when the ambulance was taken away from Plato, dozens of people were injured.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society said: “Hundreds of people were injured in the conflict, and about 50 of them were hospitalized.”
The Israeli police said they are working to stop violence in the plateau areas and “other areas of the Old City of Jerusalem.”
The police added that on the wailing wall on the western wall of the Temple Mount, “prayer continues as usual”, but “we don’t allow extremists to threaten the safety of residents.”
On Friday night, Palestinians and the police clashed at the same location. More than 200 people were injured, most of them Palestinians. On Saturdays and Sundays, the mosques on the plateau were calm, but the two sides clashed elsewhere in the east, mainly the Muslim part of Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel will “continue to ensure freedom of prayer and will not allow violence”.
The Israeli leader said: “We will maintain law and order firmly and responsibly.” Even after the fourth parliamentary election in two years, the Israeli leader failed to form a government this month. So last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin authorized Netanyahu’s centrist rival Yair Lapid to form a government.
Netanyahu defended the Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem on Monday, saying that “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”
“Just like every country builds its own capital, so do we. We will do this.”
East Jerusalem is one of the territories the Palestinians want for their future country. Negotiations on the establishment of a Palestinian state under the auspices of the United States were suspended in 2014 because Israel considered the entire Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, and this status was not recognized by the vast majority of Palestinians. The international community.
In recent weeks, the threat of the expulsion of Palestinian families and the release of space for Jewish residents in the Sheikh Jarah area of East Jerusalem has also triggered tensions.
The hearing was originally scheduled to be held in the Supreme Court on Monday, but it was cancelled “in view of the current situation.”