The heavy handed response to protests by Israeli forces has given a boost to Palestinian resistance, which has been marred by divisions for years.
US condemns Hamas rockets as "unacceptable escalation" and says Israel has "legitimate right" to defend itself despite Israeli air strikes killing 20 people in Gaza and its forces wounding hundreds in Al Aqsa Mosque complex.
Twenty people, including nine children, killed in Israeli air strikes, Gaza officials say, as day of Israeli aggression also leaves more than 300 Palestinians wounded in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli police fire plastic bullets and sound bombs wounding at least 10 more unarmed Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, as Arab nations, including signatories of Abraham Accords, hit out at Israel over ongoing violence.
Israeli fire killed two Palestinians and critically wounded a third after they reportedly shot at Salem border police base near Jenin in occupied West Bank, Israeli police say.
Citing Israel’s rejection of holding elections in the occupied city of East Jerusalem, President Mahmoud Abbas decided to postpone parliamentary elections scheduled for May 22.
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.
The second wave of Covid infections and deaths is threatening to push hospitals over capacity in the Palestinian enclave of more than two million people besieged by Israel.
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.
The animating logic behind Israel’s punitive carceral system is to weaken Palestinian morale and their ability to organise through unjust imprisonment and disproportionate sentences.
Hamas spokesperson said that despite the Israeli attacks, "Gaza still fights and doesn't break".
After six years of painstaking investigation, the ICC is finally moving to probe Israeli violations of human rights and international law, which could lead to the prosecution of both Israelis and Palestinians.
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