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World clashes on the esplanade of the mosques in Jerusalem, 17 wounded

22:40  07 may  2021
22:40  07 may  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Heurts sur l'esplanade des Mosquées à Jérusalem, 17 blessés © provided by the Palestinian point

Q and three Israeli policemen were injured on Friday during rare clashes on the esplanade of mosques in Jerusalem-East, in A context of sharp tensions in the holy city.

Also in Jerusalem East, Palestinian sector occupied by Israel Since 1967, the tensions are very strong in the district of Sheikh Jarrah where events have been held every night for a week to protest against possible Palestinian families for profit Israeli settlers.

Allies of Israel, the United States called for the "de-escalation" of tensions in Jerusalem and to "avoid" the eviction of Palestinian families.

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On the esplanade of the mosques, the clashes have opposed Palestinian faithful to the Israeli police who keep the access of this third holy place of Islam.

"hundreds of rioters have launched stones, bottles and other objects towards the officers who have returned," said Israeli police. The police spokesman, Wassem Badr, evoked "violent disorders".

Fourteen Palestinians were injured, mostly eyes and head, mostly by rubber bullets pulled by Israeli police officers, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Three Israeli policemen were injured, according to the police.

Dozens of shots have been heard from the Esplanade, where a crowd of Muslims was gathered in the latter Friday of the month of fasting Ramadan. Smoke has risen above the place located in the old town of Jerusalem.

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The police added to have "started restoring the order" on the scene.

Palestinian attack

The latest clashes between Israeli and loyal police officers on the esplanade of mosques date back to August 2019 and had made dozens of Palestinian wounded, the day of important Jewish and Muslim commemorations.

The new violence occurs in a context of strong tensions in the eastern sector of Jerusalem annexed by Israel, and in the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

earlier in the day, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and injured a Third, which had opened fire on border guards in the north of the West Bank, without making Israeli victims.

In the CHEIKH JARRAH district in Jerusalem East, a hundred Palestinians have come down again in the street, but the police scattered them with deafening grenades, found journalists from AFP . Only a handful of protesters were still on the spot in the midst of an important police presence.

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"We are deeply concerned by rising tensions in Jerusalem," said Washington a spokesman for the State Department. She also said "preoccupied by the potential evictions of Palestinian families" in Jerusalem-East neighborhoods, "many of whom live in their home for generations".

Day of Jerusalem

earlier in the week, an Israeli young person succumbed to his wounds inflicted by the shots of a Palestinian in the West Bank and a 16-year-old Palestinian was shot by the Israeli army according to Palestinian sources.

The Spokesperson for the Palestinian Presidency Nabil Abu Roudeina called Washington to put pressure on his Israeli ally so that the situation "does not reach an uncontrollable level".

The UN has, it urged Israel to terminate any forced expulsion of Palestinians, warning that its actions could constitute "war crimes".

in Jordan , a country that continues to be guardian Muslim holy places in Jerusalem East, a crowd manifested in solidarity with Palestinian families, chanting "we will die for Sheikh Jarrah".

Friday's events coincided with the "Al-Qods Day (Jerusalem in Arabic)" celebrated annually in countries in the region and mainly in Iran, an enemy juror of Israel, in support of Palestinians.

A Tehran, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Guide of the Islamic Republic, advocated the fight against Israel, called "terrorist base". For him, the "fall of the enemy Zionist regime" is inevitable.

07/05/2021 21:13:37 - Jerusalem (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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