June 23, 2021
General News

Hundreds wounded in weekend of East Jerusalem violence

Tensions ran high Sunday in annexed East Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were wounded in a weekend of clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces, sparking global concern that the unrest could spread further.

The violence around Jerusalem’s revered Al-Aqsa mosque compound and the Old City, mostly at night, is the worst since 2017, fueled by a years-long bid by Jewish settlers to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

The unrest swept parts of the occupied West Bank and a rocket was fired early Sunday from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, with the Israeli army saying it responded with an air strike that struck a Hamas military post.

Tunisia’s foreign ministry said it has called for a meeting Monday of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the escalating violence amid growing international calls for an end to the unrest.

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