Thousands of far-right Israelis have descended on occupied East Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. Israeli ultra-nationalist organizations have screamed racist chants such as “Death to Arabs.” Some Jewish worshipers also went to Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray, violating a 1967 agreement.
During clashes between Palestinians and armed Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, dozens of Palestinians have been wounded. For the ceremony commemorating Israel’s 1967 conquest of East Jerusalem, 3,000 police officers were deployed.
Tensions have subsided near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, while skirmishes continue in the Sheikh Jarrah district. According to Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, Israeli ultra-nationalist organizations were permitted to pass via the Damascus Gate for political reasons.
Israeli soldiers have detained 56 Palestinians in Jerusalem and other parts of the West Bank. According to the Red Crescent, more than 140 people have been injured by live bullets in the occupied West Bank. Jordan has denounced the visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex by Israeli far-right lawmaker Ben-Gvir.
Israeli soldiers have wounded dozens of Palestinians in and around Nablus. According to the Red Crescent, “most casualties are caused by tear gas suffocation.” After being injured by live fire, one Palestinian was taken to the hospital.
Before the Israeli flag march, ultra-nationalist Jews attacked Al-Aqsa. On Sunday, ultra-nationalists marched into the center of the significant Palestinian street in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City, some screaming “Death to Arabs.”
The march is intended to commemorate Israel’s 1967 wartime takeover of occupied East Jerusalem. As Jewish settlers flaunt their control over the active region, Palestinians see the march as an apparent provocation.