Land rights case sparks new east Jerusalem clashes

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Eighty-eight of the injured were taken to hospital for treatment, with most suffering from wounds caused by rubber-coated bullets, the Red Crescent said.

Police said protesters torched a vehicle and threw stones outside a house occupied by Jewish settlers.

At the beginning of Ramadan in mid-April, Israel blocked off a popular gathering spot where Palestinians traditionally socialize at the end of their daylong fast.

The High Follow up Committee for the Arabs in Israel, which represents the country's 20 percent minority, called for protests in other Arab cities and Jerusalem.

Hafez strongly denounced Israel's threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Eastern Jerusalem, branding this a violation of worldwide legitimacy and the global humanitarian law and a continuation of the forcible eviction of Palestinians from their homes.

The United States said it was "deeply concerned" about both the violence and the threatened evictions, and was in contact with leaders on both sides to try and de-escalate tensions.

"This includes evictions in east Jerusalem, settlement activity, home demolitions and acts of terrorism", the State Department said. It has always been a flashpoint for Israeli-Palestinian violence and was the epicenter of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

The fighting erupted after evening prayers on the final Friday of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

Videos show that riot police struggle to curb the unrest by using of rubber bullets and sound grenades.

Palestinian protesters look on during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, on May 7, 2021.

On Friday, police say at least six officers were wounded when clashes broke out after worshipers started throwing rocks and other objects.

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i24 News - The Palestinian terrorists gunned down by Israeli security forces on Friday were set out to perpetrate a "major" terrorist attack within Israel, security officials said.

"Barging into Al-Aqsa Mosque is a violation to the sanctity of the prayers", stated the Grand Imam while stressing on his condemnation of the armed assaults that took place in Sheikh Jarrah peaceful protesters who expressed their rejection of the forced evacuation and the process of land seizure that the court has recently ruled in favor.

Thousands protested afterwards, waving the green flags of Hamas and chanting pro-Hamas slogans before dispersing peacefully.

Israeli police have attacked Muslim worshippers inside the Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City as weeks-long tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem soared again.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel was to blame for the flaring tensions in Jerusalem, which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital.

The second straight night of rioting in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood was fuelled by a years-long land dispute between Palestinian refugees and Jewish settlers in the strategic district near Jerusalem's Old City.

Also on Friday, three Palestinians opened fire at Border Police near a military base.

Sunday night is "Laylat al-Qadr" or the "Night of Destiny", the most sacred in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

What they're saying: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations Security Council to hold an urgent session to address the violence, saying he holds Israel "responsible for the risky developments and sinful attacks taking place in the holy city".

Israel captured east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza - territories the Palestinians want for their future state - in the 1967 Mideast war.

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