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.
Israeli-run Jerusalem Municipality claimed the Turkish aid agency's plaque was removed because “it was placed without permission,” but official documents accessed by Anadolu Agency disprove this pretext.
Regional experts say Palestinians will continue to suffer from the Israeli occupation despite the change of guard in the government.
Since the onset of the health crisis, Palestinian officials allege the Arab population of Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem has been overlooked by Israeli efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
Since 1993, Palestinians have seen persistent Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank which triggered two Palestinian intifadas, or uprisings, the second lasting from 2000 to 2005.
Tensions heightened in Occupied East Jerusalem after Israel installed metal detectors at Al Aqsa compound. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says ties with Israel will remain suspended "unless all measures go back to what they were before July 14.
Muslims in the West Bank and Occupied East Jerusalem staged protests as Friday prayers were meant to start. They are opposed to Israel's installation of metal detectors at the Al Aqsa Mosque complex.
Last week's clashes at the compound left two Israelis and three Palestinians dead. The authorities have urged all Muslim worshippers to gather outside Al Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers.
Fourteen Palestinian worshippers, including the Imam of Al Aqsa, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, were injured after being attacked by Israeli police during the third day of protests at the holy compound in Occupied East Jerusalem.
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