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Israeli troops clash with Palestinians outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after Gaza ceasefire

Israeli troops clash with Palestinians outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after Gaza ceasefire

May 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

Jerusalem News

Israeli security forces used grenades and rubber bullets against Palestinians outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, where thousands of worshipers were attending Friday prayers.

The israeli army marched on the compound as thousands of worshipers expressed solidarity with Gaza and with the Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem, where some Palestinian families are facing evacuation.


Eyewitnesses said they saw children screaming, and fled the scene at the sound of forced grenade blasts. The Palestinian Information Center says it has treated 20 wounded in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the compound. The rescue group said two people were taken to hospital, while the rest were treated on the farm.


The mosque and evacuation are key to the recent conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. According to the Hamas-run health ministry, 243 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including 66 children and 12 Israelis - including two children. According to the Fed and Israeli emergency services, the militants were shot dead.
The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas ended at 2 p.m., and the streets of Jerusalem and Gaza remained calm, despite being alive for hours, and Palestinians and Palestinians in Israel celebrated the end of the worst conflict in years.
UN human rights experts called on all parties to the conflict to respect the ceasefire on Friday, while the International Criminal Court (ICC) called for "attacks on civilians and serious human rights violations." He also demanded an investigation. " A statement.
he pointed to the forcible eviction of Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, which sparked a full-scale war. Experts called on the ICC to investigate actions by all parties that violate Rome's law, especially war crimes, including targeting civilians.

Crowds in Gaza waved Palestinian flags and set off fireworks, as well as celebrating Eid al-Fitr as the conflict with Israel forced Muslims to delay their celebrations at the end of Ramadan.
Hundreds of people have been celebrating their car horns historically around Arab East Jerusalem, and in video footage on social media and television in other cities, including Umm al-Fahm in Israel and Ramallah in the West Bank. Similar scenes were shown.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out large-scale airstrikes on Gaza, while Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel during the 11 days of violence.


Hamas's infrastructure was looted by the Israeli air force, which removed large parts of its tunnel network and buildings that the IDF said housed Hamas commanders or used to store weapons.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the Israeli operation in Gaza a success, saying in a televised address on Friday that "Hamas can no longer hide."
"We kill Hamas more than their leaders imagined. We changed the rules of the game with this operation," Netanyahu said.
Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh also tried to declare victory in a speech on Friday afternoon, saying "the resistance is very strong today."
"The conquest of Gaza is for the sake of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and the West Bank," Haniya said. "Whatever blood was shed in this war and the battles that preceded it are on the way to Jerusalem."
Haniyeh also thanked Iran, "which has given money and weapons to the resistance to bravery," and Egypt, which he said was fighting the war closely, and "aggression." Has played a "historic role" in preventing.

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