Tensions over Palestinian evictions in East Jerusalem boil over |

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Tensions are high in Jerusalem, following clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters outside the Al-Aqsa mosque, in one of the city's most sensitive areas. Over 150 people were injured in the violence. Palestinian anger has been fueled by possible evictions in mainly-Arab East Jerusalem to make room for Jewish settlers. A court decision is expected in the coming days, with fears of more unrest.
Palestinian protesters took aim at Israeli police, hurling stones, bottles and fireworks. Officers in riot gear responded with a show of force.
Dozens of protesters sustained injuries - many to the face and eyes - from rubber-coated bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades.
With nearby emergency rooms filling up fast - the Palestinian Red Crescent set up a field hospital to treat the wounded.
The violence at one of Islam's most revered sites erupted after the final Friday prayer of Ramadan. Throughout the Muslim holy month, anger has been building over a bid by Jewish settlers to evict Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.
The court case was the focus of Friday's sermon at the Al Aqsa mosque - and many worshippers stayed on to protest. They were backed by international calls for calm and restraint. The UN warned Israel would be violating international law if it approved the evictions.
Israel's Supreme Court is expected to rule on the evictions on Monday. Both sides are bracing for more violence, because on that same day, Israel will be marking Jerusalem Day - an annual celebration of its annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967.

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💬 Comments on the video

Can't believe people are getting forced out of their houses in the 21st century and no one even cares

Author — NodusTollens


how is this a ‘clash’. One party forcefully attacking another shouldn’t be classed as a ‘clash’ it’s an attack, it’s terrorism.

Author — Hafi Va


*UN ;* I'm Blind

*World :* Israel has it's right to defend itself.

*Me :* What about the Palestinians right to defend itself ?

Author — Tech Hawk


Now we can understand that Gaddafi was not crazy when he tore up the United Nations Charter

Author — Khadija El


Yaa Allah (swt), help and protect your servants in Palestine. Keep them safe from evils. Ameen. Praying from Bangladesh 🤲😥🇧🇩

Author — shafiana nahid


imagine being thrown out of your neighboardhoods. no, this is unacceptable.

Author — HZ LH


Can’t believe we are even debating this. They are forcefully evicting and have been doing this since 1948. How would you feel if someone comes to your house and makes you leave. Then you have to watch total strangers take all of your possessions and property while you stand on the other side of your own front door looking into a completely random family in your home. It’s sick.

Author — TheBombDotCom


usa: We aRe CoNcErNeD aBoUt ThE TeNsIoN

*Sends billions to Israel*

Author — Eter Wael


Damn, they didn’t need two whole generations to forget how it is to be thrown out of their own homes... Ww humans really are a sick species...

Greetings from Germany! :(

Author — seleneoana


This enrages me it’s so sad I feel powerless.

Author — WintersAlwaysHere UK


For decades you've been crying about how the Germans treated your people but you're basically doing the same thing now. Interesting 🤔

Author — Ἰάσων


How is it "clashes" when one party is clearly TERRORIZING the unarmed party?

Author — Fatima Tabassum


I pray for the Palestinian Citizen's human and spiritual rights!

Author — conglomerate


it makes me feel so sad why no one cares the suffering of Palestinian people they're always the victims my Allah protect our brothers out there.

Author — ina mohamud


(( وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ ))

Author — Mohamed Tarek


The title is misleading!!! They were praying but israelis won’t let them in peace

Author — Nuha M


Justice will surely prevail, not far off



The day of judgment will be quite the day.

Author — Yasmine Saadi


It’s not clashes!! All they were doing is praying peacefully

Author — Sarah Allenby


This need to be seen all over the world. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem?

Author — Jada Parks/Villanueva