US News clashes in Jerusalem: Muslim faithful protected from Israeli police officers

08:20  09 may  2021
08:20  09 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Two Palestinian attackers killed in the West Bank, Events in Jerusalem East

 Two Palestinian attackers killed in the West Bank, Events in Jerusalem East © Jack Guez An Israeli soldier at the place of attack in front of a military base near Jenin in occupied West Bank, May 7, 2021 Israeli forces killed Friday two Palestinians and wounded a third, who had opened fire on border guards in occupied West Bank, on the background of increasing tensions in the Palestinian territories.

Des musulmans prient pendant que des heurts éclatent sur l'Esplanade des Mosquées, le 8 mai 2021. © Reuters - Ammar Awad Muslims pray while clashes burst on the esplanade of mosques, May 8, 2021.

Tensions still bright between Palestinians and Israelis. At least 90 people were injured in clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters on May 8. But this assessment could have been much heavier without the intervention of Muslim faithful who have protected the Israeli forces on the esplanade of the mosques.

with our correspondent in Jerusalem, Sami BoukHelifa

barely the evening prayer completed at the Al-Aqsa mosque, young people gather massively. After days of tension in Jerusalem, they are ready to fight with the Israeli forces, present on the esplanade of the mosques. The spirits warm up, the projectiles are flying. Dozens of faithful go out quickly. Mohamed and many of his friends protect Israeli police officers.

Jerusalem: Arrests after clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police

 Jerusalem: Arrests after clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police © Provided by Le Parisien The Parisian New Tensions to Jerusalem on the bottom of Eviction of Palestinian families. Fifteen Palestinians were arrested in the night from Thursday to Friday as a result of clashes between Israeli security forces and protesters opposing his expulsions. protesters have thrown stones, assaulted civilians, members of the police and burned a car, said the police in a statement.

"These breakers do not represent us. We are here to pray, not to trigger a riot. Al-Aqsa is a place of prayer, "the young man is indignant.

In the stride, an Imam takes over. Speaker in hand, it requires a return to immediate calm. Haytem, ​​a young Palestinian, greets this initiative. "It's a wise decision. It is not necessary that the situation degenerates is not in our interest. We are here to recite the verses of the Koran and rely on God. And in the end you will see that everything will be fine thanks to him.

To maintain calm, dozens of Palestinian faithful form ranks to pray and especially to put the Israeli police out of breach of breakers.

"There were 90 wounded in violent clashes" in Jerusalem, indicated in an update The Palestinian Red Crescent, revising an upper balance sheet of fifty wounded on the rise.

In the wake of these violence, a rocket was pulled since the Gaza Strip to Israel who has announced that they have struck the positions of the Hamas Islamist movement in this Palestinian enclave of two million inhabitants.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The US emissory arrives for talks, the violence continues .
© Ahmad Gharabli Israeli security forces members used lachrymogen to disperse protesters in Jerusalem East Friday 14th. Find an "durable calm". This will be the difficult mission of the senior official of the US State Department for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs, Hagy AMR, who arrives in the Middle East this Saturday. In the day, he must meet Israeli leaders in Jerusalem, before going to occupied West Bank for interviews with Palestinian officials.

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