Palestine seems to be an exception in Biden’s so-called human rights centred foreign policy
Tensions have been running high since an Israeli court last week ordered the eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, leading to protests by Palestinians and Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians.
The resistance movement says in a statement that it targeted the cities of Ashkelon, Netivot, and Sderot with 130 rockets in response to Israel’s destruction of the 14-storey Al Sharouk Tower in Gaza.
Sixteen-year-old Rashid Muhammad Abu Ara and Hussein al Titi lost their lives in Israeli gunfire in separate incidents, while Israeli forces “have lost control of the city and the streets” in Lod.
At least 30 people in Gaza, some of them children, have been killed as Israel continues strikes on the enclave. Another 700 Palestinians have been wounded in occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank by Israeli forces.
Clashes at Islam's third-holiest site and around East Jerusalem, which injured at least 205 Palestinians and 17 police officers, came amid mounting anger over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers.
Poll reveals Israelis largely acknowledge aspects on the ground that make an apartheid state, even though they don’t agree with the definition.
Clashes at Islam's third holiest site and around occupied East Jerusalem, which wounded 205 Palestinians, came amid mounting anger over potential eviction of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 88 people were hospitalised while most of the wounded suffered injuries to the face and eyes caused by rubber bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades.
There have been nightly disturbances since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on April 13, amid Palestinian anger over police blocking off access to the promenade around the walls of the Old City and a ban on gatherings.
Israeli forces hit Hamas positions early Saturday after it said three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip.
Many countries have closed mosques to the public, making it impossible for worshippers to hold the traditional congregational prayers that are part of Eid al Fitr celebrations.
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