If the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation does not take a “concrete” stance against Israeli attacks on Palestine, it will discredit its own existence, says Turkish president.
A resident writes about what Sheikh Jarrah means to him and Palestinians in the neighbourhood who have been under assault for years.
Palestinians with Israeli citizenship are often treated as second class citizens, and their anger may be reaching a boiling point.
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.
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.
The latest violence was preceded by a vicious attack carried out by Jewish settlers against Palestinians on Wednesday.
Thousands have filled the occupied East Jerusalem plaza, some waving Palestinian flags, after police permitted them access to the tiered entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.
Israeli forces hit Hamas positions early Saturday after it said three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip.
The incidents, which followed the start of Ramadan on April 13, have broken a period of calm in contested city at core of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli police punched Ofer Cassif, the only Jewish member of the Joint List, an alliance of Arab parties in Israel’s Knesset and tried to put him in a headlock before dragging him to the ground. A cop was later seen briefly kneeling on his chest.
May 22 election in occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza is part of a broader push for reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction and Hamas, which governs Gaza.
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