In recent weeks, East Jerusalem has been the center of a new upsurge of tension between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, with a view to holding a legislative session on May 22.
Madrid (European News Agency)-The new escalation of violence in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip has killed more than two dozen Palestinians and two Israelis due to the exchange of bombs and projectile fire, as part of the increased tensions over the abolition of the US military . Palestinian elections and deportation orders in the Sheikh Jarrá neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.
In recent weeks, East Jerusalem has been the center of a new upsurge of tension between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, with a view to holding a legislative session on May 22 after the Israeli government blocked elections and voting activities. Urban area.
The Palestinian Authority, which asked Israel to allow voting, refused to hold elections. According to international resolutions, the country considered itself a resident of the capital of a future independent state and did not participate in the election. This is the first election in about 15 years.
In the days that followed, after the Israeli Supreme Court approved the deportation of several Palestinian families of Sheikh Kharra to place their homes in settlers, tensions intensified, prompting Palestinians to complain that they believed it violated international law.
In this sense, the United Nations recalled that expelling residents from occupied territories and transferring them from the occupying power to the country may constitute a war crime, and Sheikh Kharra became the focus of protests against the Israeli authorities and settlers In the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Therefore, before the security forces intervened, the protests triggered various conflicts, which led to their expansion to other areas of the city, including the Mosque Esplanade in the Old City of Jerusalem-known by the Jews as the Temple Mount-located in the eastern part of the city.
Like other Muslim holy sites in the city of Jordan, this place is also managed by the Jordanian authorities. Since it is the seat of Al Aqsa Mosque (the third most important for Muslims), it has been the scene of many controversies in recent years. And the Dome of the Rock, and one of the walls is the Wailing Wall, which is very important to the Jews.
After the Muslims’ night prayers, the protests in support of the residents of Sheikh Jarrá eventually extended to the mosque’s marina. Celebrate Ramadan.
These demonstrations led to the intervention of Israeli security forces, who refused to leave the place despite the demands of the Israeli authorities. These demonstrations have caused security forces that have injured hundreds of people in recent days, and even fired tear gas and broke into Al Aqsa Mosque, which caused an uproar among Muslim countries in the region.
Protests at the Mosque Esplanade on Monday injured about 600 Palestinians, and in one day on Sunday, the police intervened with about 300 injured, including dozens of minors present.
In this case, the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, including the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which controls the enclave, issued warnings and threats a few days, and started firing projectiles from Gaza on Monday, including several targeting Jerusalem and surrounding areas. The environment has deteriorated drastically.
The Palestinian Authority and countries in the region led by Saudi Arabia and Iran have condemned the police’s suppression of protests, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque incident, while the United Nations State Organization has called for the suppression of protests. The parties prevent the region from escalating again.
However, according to data provided by the authorities in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli government approved a bombing operation against Gaza, which quickly fired projectiles at Jerusalem. The operation has so far killed more than 25 people, including 9 children.
Israel emphasizes that it will not tolerate the firing of artillery shells into its territory-Israel, which has caused at least 2 deaths and 8 injuries after excluding the influence of several of them on the cities of Ashdod and Ashdod (southern)-for now In other words, a ground invasion has occurred, although the Army has emphasized that this is not an option on the table.
The bombing was also approved by the executive officer, who engaged in dialogue between the parties and tried to form a new government after the establishment of the legislature in March. This once again caused the fragmented Knesset to lose a majority of seats.
In this case, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to return the task to President Reuven Rivlin last week after failing to reach an agreement during his 28-day term. Yair Lapid, who was handed over to his opponent Yesh Atid, was caught in a series of exchanges, trying to make his efforts bear fruit.