More than 180 prominent Israelis, including 10 Israel Prize laureates, have signed a letter advising the International Criminal Court to work with human rights groups, not the state.
UN calls on Tel Aviv to immediately call off all forced evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied West Bank.
The Red Crescent said 22 Palestinians were wounded in overnight clashes with Israeli police in the occupied East Jerusalem where Israeli forces confirmed 11 arrests.
In an attempt to replace Palestinians with Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, an Israeli court has ordered at least a dozen families to hand over their homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
Palestinian leadership will convene later this week to discuss whether to postpone next month's elections if Israel does not allow voting in the occupied East Jerusalem, PM Mohammad Shtayyeh says.
Coronavirus is still raging in Brazil, Philippines, France and other predominantly Christian countries, where worshippers are marking a second Holy Week under various lockdowns.
Palestinians have welcomed the move which ICC says will be an independent and impartial probe into Israeli military actions in Gaza, Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and armed militant groups, “without fear or favour.”
Hamas and Fatah, the main rival Palestinian factions, have agreed to administer elections together. But experts think elections based on the Oslo Accords framework are futile.
While the move is a good sign, it might not be enough to persuade both sides to renegotiate their differences, experts say.
President Biden's approach will be to support "a mutually agreed, two-state solution" to end decades of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, says acting US envoy to UN Richard Mills.
Palestine will hold legislative elections on May 22 and a presidential vote on July 31.
Nabil al Kurd is one of the Palestinians under threat of eviction from their homes, as an Israeli court decides to demolish the properties they built in two districts of the occupied East Jerusalem to expand Jewish settlement.
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