Status: 04/25/2021 4:43 p.m.
For the third evening in a row, violence erupted in Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli police and was transferred to Ramallah. Many were injured and there were numerous arrests.
New clashes in Jerusalem resulted in injuries and arrests Saturday evening. Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with police in the old city near the Damascus Gate. The demonstrators threw stones and bottles on fire, police said. According to media reports, security forces used stun grenades.
There was unrest as Ramallah crossed the Kalandia. Twelve Arab youths were injured, according to the Palestinian Rescue Service Red Crescent. Israeli police said 17 suspects were arrested that night. Four police officers were injured.
Since the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan fasting on April 13, there have already been several clashes in Jerusalem.
They are also seen as an opportunity for new rocket attacks by militant Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Israeli territory. About 40 bullets have been fired at Israel from Palestinian territory since Friday evening. The Israeli air force shelled facilities owned by Hamas, which ruled the coast.
In the old city of Jerusalem, the Palestinians again clashed with the police.
“Attacks must stop immediately”
A Foreign Office spokesman said the German government strongly condemned the rocket attacks from Gaza on Israeli civilians. “You have no right. You must stop immediately.” Look at the conflicts in Jerusalem with concern. “Wisdom and expansion efforts should be a priority now.” All parties must do their part to calm things down. In the long run, only a political solution to the conflict will help all Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security.
Anger over locking operations
Incitement to unrest in Jerusalem Palestinians are believed to be angry over Israeli police crackdowns on the old city during the holy month of Ramadan. However, Muslim Friday prayers on the Temple Hill in the old city were quiet. The Temple of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site on Mount Islam. The place was also sacred to the Jews because two Jewish temples stood there, the last of which was destroyed by the Romans in the 70s. There are always arguments about the sanctuary.
Netanyahu appeals to “all parties.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on “all parties” to remain calm. Netanyahu said on Saturday after a cabinet crisis meeting that law and order must be maintained. His government symbolizes “religious freedom for all the inhabitants and visitors of Jerusalem.”