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Jerusalem: Fighting Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem: Fighting Al-Aqsa

Monday morning begins with great enthusiasm in Jerusalem. To avoid complete chaos, the Israeli authorities decided not to allow Jews to walk on the Temple Mount or the Haram al-Sharif as the Palestinians call it, according to reports Haaretz.

Then the Israeli police and security forces entered the area where the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque are located, which is the third holiest site in the world for all Muslims in the world. Haaretz wrote that this is where they are now in conflict with the Palestinians.

Fear of chaos

Police estimate that there are now about 8,000 Palestinians in the holy area, and they will bring stones, iron rods and Molotov cocktails with them. They are ready to fight against the warning far-right Israelis, who were intending to enter the holy area with Israeli flags.

“Haaretz” newspaper reported that the Palestinian Red Crescent had reported the injury of 180 people, one of them in critical condition. A spokesperson for the organization said that the Israelis would now prevent the Palestine Red Crescent from sending medical teams into the air.

Today, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz calls it “the most exciting day of the year.” Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day, which means for them that Israel took control of the Old City and the holy sites in the 1967 war.

Celebration: Jewish men stand in front of the Western Wall and wave flags to commemorate – and celebrate – Israel’s control of Jerusalem and the Old City in connection with the 1967 war. Right above the wall is the holiest place for Palestinians: the Haram al-Sharif. Photo: AFP / NTB
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The situation in Jerusalem has been extremely tense over the past month, as Palestinians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. There have been several clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, which have aroused international concern.

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I’ll take the neighborhood

There is complete anarchy in Jerusalem now because Israeli settlers want to take over Palestinian homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

On Monday, an Israeli court is due to consider the possibility of expelling Palestinians from their homes. The Israeli court said this has now been postponed due to NTB.

Israeli settlers have been trying for years to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, which is illegal under international law. This has led to an increasingly intense conflict between Israelis and Palestinians due to the ongoing trial.

A group of Israeli settlers have filed a lawsuit to demand the homes of four Palestinian families now living. The reason is that the property must be owned by the settler families before 1948.

Palestinians believe that the Israeli authorities are trying to empty East Jerusalem of the Palestinians.

Conflict: Palestinian protesters are already fighting with Israeli rebel police in the Old City of Jerusalem.  Photo: AFP / NTB
collision: Palestinian protesters are already fighting Israeli rebel police in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: AFP / NTB
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