Israeli violence continues in East Jerusalem

Israeli violence continues in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood
2 min read
12 May, 2021
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society has treated 95 people for injuries amid continued Israeli assaults in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli attacks in Jerusalem continued on Tuesday [Getty]

Israeli violence against Palestinians in East Jerusalem continued on Tuesday, including in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The New Arab's affiliate site Arab48 reported that the Palestinian Red Crescent Society treated 95 injured people including some who required hospitalisation.

Paramedics tending to people at the compound were attacked by Israeli forces with one parademic being hospitalised after being shot in the foot by a rubber bullet, according to Arab48.

Palestinian worshippers were also attacked by Israeli authorities at the Damascus and Herod’s Gates of Jerusalem's Old City after Ramadan taraweeh nightly prayers at Al-Aqsa, which is Islam's third most holy site.

Read more: Fighting Israel's erasure of Palestinian identity in Jerusalem

Israeli forces also used skunk water and stun grenades against people at the mosque.

In Sheikh Jarrah, where Palestinian families are fighting threatened expulsion from their homes, Israeli settlers attacked protestors and local residents.

Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem: A history of dispossession
Click here to enlarge image

Israeli police protected the settlers, according to Arab48.

Rasha Budeiri, 38, a Sheikh Jarrah resident, told The New Arab on Monday night: "What we are seeing is an ongoing Nakba against Palestinians," referring to the mass forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians by Zionist militias which accompanied the creation of Israel in 1948.

"It is not surprising in view of Israel’s actions and daily crimes... A good Palestinian for them is a dead Palestinian and that’s what they are working to achieve, whether in Sheikh Jarrah, or Al-Aqsa Mosque or [Lod], or Ramleh, or Gaza."

Meanwhile, at least 62 people, including 14 children have been killed in the Gaza Strip by Israeli airstrikes with 335 people wounded, according to the local ministry of health.

Six people in Israel have been killed in rocket attacks by Hamas, which were launched on Monday after the Palestinian group gave Israel an ultimatum to withdraw from the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay connected