News ID: 90066
Publish Date : 09 May 2021 - 22:59
Zionist Regime to Unleash Extremists
AL-QUDS (Dispatches) -- At least 100 people were injured as the occupying regime of Israel’s military forces clashed with steadfast Palestinians in Jerusalem Al-Quds for a second night Saturday, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
All of the injured were Palestinians and most were hurt by rubber bullets or stun grenades, the Palestinian Red Crescent said Sunday.
Before dawn, thousands of Muslim worshippers skirmished anew with Zionist troops at the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City.  
Ten of those injured were treated inside the compound of Al-Aqsa Mosque, five shot in the head with rubber bullets were treated in the field, four shot in the hands and foot were treated in the field and one injured in the face was taken to hospital, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.
The latest clashes came after as many as 205 people were injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque Friday, when Zionist troops clashed with Palestinians following evening prayers, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
The confrontations from Saturday to Sunday came as Muslims marked Laylat al-Qadr, or the "night of destiny,” the holiest period of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Tensions have also been rising in the occupied East Al-Quds over the possible eviction of Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. On Wednesday night, 22 people were injured in attacks by Zionist troops and settlers there, according to the Red Crescent, two of whom needed hospital treatment.
Six of those injured Saturday were under 18 years old, including a one-year-old child, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. The clashes took place at several locations in Al-Quds, at Damascus Gate and in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
The Zionist military said it began attacking demonstrators at Damascus Gate after protesters allegedly threw stones, fireworks, and other objects at its forces. There were no reports of injuries among the Zionists, however.
Eighty-eight of those injured Friday were treated at hospitals, with most suffering from wounds caused by rubber-coated bullets, the Red Crescent said. About 20 were treated in field hospitals set up to cope with injuries from the most significant night of unrest in the city for years.
Video showed stun grenades going off across the mosque compound -- known as the Noble Sanctuary -- with some landing inside the mosque building and scattering worshipers.
On Friday, Zionist officials said at least six officers were wounded when clashes broke out after worshipers started throwing rocks and other objects. Palestinians say the unrest was triggered after they were prevented from entering the mosque compound and attempted to move police barricades.
Many waved Palestinian national flags, as well as the green flag of Hamas. They sang songs in support of the Al-Quds neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
There were also chants calling on Muhammad Deif, leader of the Hamas armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, to follow through on his threat from earlier in the week to "make the enemy pay dearly for the aggression against our people.”

‘Barbaric’ Attacks on Al-Aqsa Worshipers

Hundreds of Jordanians protested the pending eviction of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah in front of the Zionist embassy in Amman.
"A nation whose leader is Muhammad will not kneel,” the protesters chanted, referring to the prophet of Islam. "We salute Sheikh Jarrah.”
"We are with the intifada,” protesters called out, using an Arabic-language term for uprising commonly associated with the Palestinian struggle against the Zionist regime.
Jordan urged the occupying regime Israel on Sunday to stop what it described as "barbaric” attacks on worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and said it would step up international pressure.
Jordan, which has custodianship of Muslim and Christian sites in Al-Quds, said the Zionist regime should respect worshippers and international law safeguarding Arab rights.
"What the Israeli police and special forces are doing, from violations against the mosque to attacks on worshippers, is barbaric (behavior) that is rejected and condemned,” the government said in a statement.
Jordan had earlier provided the Palestinians with land deeds in Sheikh Jarrah it says proves Zionist settler claims to the property are groundless. "The eviction of Palestinians of Sheikh Jarrah from their homes is a war crime,” Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called Israel a cruel "terrorist” regime, with Turkish media urging "Free Al-Aqsa”.

Writing in Turkish, Erdogan said he invites "the whole world, especially the Islamic countries, to take effective action against Israel’s attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Quds and Palestinian homes”.
Writing in Hebrew, Erdogan strongly condemned the "heinous attacks” in Al-Quds and that he would stand with his "Palestinian brothers”.
Erdogan also tweeted in Arabic and linked the Israeli "attacks” to Ramadan, suggesting that the Zionist regime does this every year.
Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent and prominent progressive, raised alarms, as did other progressive lawmakers, over the Zionist crimes.
"The United States must speak out strongly against the violence by regime-allied Israeli extremists in East Jerusalem (Al-Quds) and the West Bank, and make clear that the evictions of Palestinian families must not go forward,” Sanders tweeted.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, shared a similar post.
"The forced removal of long-time Palestinian residents in Sheikh Jarrah is abhorrent and unacceptable. The Administration should make clear to the Israeli government that these evictions are illegal and must stop immediately,” the progressive senator wrote.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, said "we stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents” facing eviction.
"Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes during Ramadan and inflicting violence. It is inhumane and the U.S. must show leadership in safeguarding the human rights of Palestinians,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan shared their concerns as well. Tlaib was the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress back in 2018, while she and Omar were also the first two Muslim women elected to the lower chamber.
"There is no reason, none, to attack people while they are praying or seeking medical attention—other than to dehumanize and terrorize them,” Tlaib tweeted, sharing a video showing Zionist forces firing stun grenades into a medical facility.
"This is happening as Muslims pray tarawih & tahajud in Palestine. Families who pray all night during Ramadan, the mosque is like home. Palestinians deserve to find refuge in a mosque and peace in Ramadan,” Omar wrote. "Where is the media coverage?”
Omar retweeted a clip of tear gas being fired into Al-Aqsa.
In a late April report, Human Rights Watch slammed the Zionist regime over its treatment of Palestinians. The report said some of the mistreatment of the Palestinians at the hands of Zionists amounts "to the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution”.

Extremist March to Go Ahead

Israeli authorities on Sunday gave the go-ahead to the annual Al-Quds occupation parade, a flag-waving display of Zionist claims to all of the contested city, despite days of unrest and soaring tensions in Islam’s third-holiest mosque, at the height of the Ramadan fasting month.
Monday’s parade will pass through Old City, part of East Al-Quds, which was occupied by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war.
Amos Gilad, a former senior military official, told Army Radio that the Al-Quds occupation parade should be canceled or rerouted away from the Old City’s Damascus Gate, saying "the powder keg is burning and can explode at any time.”
The site is considered the third holiest in Islam. It has been a tinderbox for serious violence in the past.
Police spokesman Eli Levi said Sunday that there were no plans to call off the parade, despite the rising friction and the potential for violence.  
Monday afternoon’s march is typically attended by Zionist extremists, who wend their way through the Damascus Gate of the Old City and through the Muslim Quarter to the Western Wall.
The annual event is widely perceived as provocative, and this year’s parade comes at a particularly volatile time.
Zionist Regime Plays for Time
The Zionist supreme court had been expected to issue a decision Monday — coinciding with the Al-Quds occupation day. But on Sunday, the court, citing the current "circumstances,” postponed the decision and said a new date would be set in the next 30 days.
Palestinians and international rights groups portray the planned evictions as an ongoing campaign by the occupying regime of Israel to drive Palestinians from traditionally Arab neighborhoods, especially in the heart of Al-Quds.  
The flare-up in Zionist violence comes at a crucial point in the occupying reigme’s political crisis after longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition. His opponents are now working to build an alternate regime. If they succeed, Netanyahu would be pushed to the opposition for the first time in 12 years.

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