The Jerusalem uprising, as it has been dubbed (in Arabic intifada al-Quds), raged last night in occupied Jerusalem for the 11th night in a row in protest against Israeli police and settlers’ provocations and assaults on the city’s Palestinian residents, and expanded to reach the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Sun, Apr 25, 10 p.m. (GMT+3)
After 13 days of clashes in and around Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, Palestinians were able to force the Israeli police to reopen the plaza and remove the barricades that shut down the area for the youths.
Palestinians raised Palestine Flag at Damascus Gate pic.twitter.com/rePm2nCsZd
— Alaa Daraghme (@AlaaDaraghme) April 25, 2021
Sun, Apr 25, 6 p.m. (GMT+3)
Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Malki, and his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, today warned of serious consequences as a result of the recent developments in the occupied city of Jerusalem and stressed the need for Israel to stop all provocative measures and attacks by extremist Israelis that are pushing for a new wave of tension and violence.
Sun, Apr 25, 11 a.m. (GMT+3)
Jordan has condemned the Israeli police for their ongoing assaults on the Palestinian people of occupied Jerusalem, which in the past few days resulted in a spike of tensions in the occupied capital.
Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman Defaillah Fayez said that the international community must call on Israel to “halt its ongoing violations and provocations”, and that Israel is responsible, as an occupying power, for the extremist violence.
Sat, Apr 24, 11 p.m. (GMT+3)
Police officers attacked the worshipers at the Damascus Gate using tear gas canisters, stun grenades and foul-smelling water cannons. Police also physically assaulted some of the worshipers as the former attempted to forcefully evacuate the worshipers out of the area.
No serious injuries were reported, and at least one worshiper was reportedly arrested.
Sat, Apr 24, 7 p.m. (GMT+3)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for “calm on all sides” after several nights of unrest in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
The prime minister also warned that Israel remains “prepared for all scenarios”.
#UPDATE Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called for "calm on all sides" after several nights of unrest in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalemhttps://t.co/i5nb1ZqOtm pic.twitter.com/81XbwrSAwe
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) April 24, 2021
He made the remarks after attending an emergency security meeting with senior officials, including army chief Aviv Kohavi, hours after Israeli warplanes struck Gaza early Saturday and the second night of clashes between Palestinians and police in Jerusalem.
Sat, Apr 24, 6 p.m. (GMT+3)
“Egypt condemns the acts of violence and provocation carried out by extremist Jewish groups targeting the Palestinian brothers residing in the Old City of East Jerusalem which has resulted in the injury of dozens of civilians,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Sat, Apr 24, 6 p.m. (GMT+3)
Hundreds of Palestinians take part in a demonstration in the town of Beit Hanoun north of the Gaza Strip, in support of Jerusalem and its uprising against the Israeli occupation, today.
Hundreds of Palestinians take part in a demonstration in the town of Beit Hanoun north of the Gaza Strip, in support of Jerusalem and its uprising against the Israeli occupation, today.#JerusalemUprising pic.twitter.com/9gRbYOJDKD
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) April 24, 2021
Sat, Apr 24, 2 p.m. (GMT+3)
The United Nations is working with all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, said Tor Wennesland, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on the recent escalations in Jerusalem and Gaza.
“I am alarmed by the recent escalations in Jerusalem and around Gaza. Over the last 48 hours there was a spike of violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem and the launching of rockets by militants in Gaza,” said the UN official in a statement, calling for an end to the provocation in Jerusalem and the firing of rockets from Gaza.
.@TWennesland alarmed by the recent escalations in #Jerusalem & around #Gaza. Provocative acts across Jerusalem must cease. The indiscriminate launching of rockets must stop immediately. #UN is working with all concerned to de-escalate.
His full statement: https://t.co/TwTUP0m1Yt pic.twitter.com/XMJW6CnsNW
— UNSCO (@UNSCO_MEPP) April 24, 2021
Wennesland called “upon all sides to exercise maximum restraint and avoid further escalation, particularly during the Holy month of Ramadan and this politically charged time for all.”
Fri, April 23, Gaza
In Gaza, dozens of Palestinians gathered at the border in the north of the Gaza Strip where they clashed with Israeli soldiers across the border. Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Palestinians injuring three people.
Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in several areas in the #Gaza Strip last night in solidarity with the Palestinians in occupied #Jerusalem being repressed by Israeli forces and settlers on a daily basis. pic.twitter.com/YytL945k2t
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) April 24, 2021
People in the Gaza Strip also demonstrated in the cities against Israeli actions in occupied Jerusalem, and several projectiles were fired from Gaza last night and fell in southern Israel without causing any injury or damage.
Fri, Apri 23, West Bank
The Palestinian Red Crescent treated 13 injuries from last night’s clashes with Israeli soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, and at the DCO checkpoint, north of Ramallah, two of them were taken to hospitals. The clashes broke out last night in support of the Jerusalem uprising and against Israeli treatment of the Palestinians in the holy city.
— tim anderson (@timand2037) April 23, 2021
Fri, Apri 23, Jerusalem
The Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated 20 people injured in the clashes with police in and around the old city of Jerusalem, four of them were transferred to hospitals in the city while the rest were treated at the location.
It also treated 13 injuries from last night’s clashes with Israeli soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, and at the DCO checkpoint, north of Ramallah, two of them were taken to hospitals. The clashes broke out last night in support of the Jerusalem uprising and against Israeli treatment of the Palestinians in the holy city.
Jerusalem this evening. Palestinians all over Palestine are coming out to stand with their city. Those who push the narrative of Palestinian defeatism because of this dark chapter in our history fundamentally misunderstand who we are as a people. pic.twitter.com/M13CygAedy
— Salem Barahmeh (@Barahmeh) April 23, 2021
Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian homes and property in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at homes and cars. One Palestinian woman was injured in the head when settlers threw rocks at a car she was in.
Thu, Apr 22
Over 100 Palestinians were injured and 50 others were detained in nightly violent clashes with Israeli police and Jewish settlers amid simmering tensions surrounding the holy month of Ramadan in the occupied city of East Jerusalem.
יהודים תוקפים בית בעיר העתיקה. אם תדליקו את הרמקולים תשמעו את הבכי של הילדים. pic.twitter.com/lgR5HaXe1s
— نير حسون Nir Hasson ניר חסון (@nirhasson) April 22, 2021
Violent clashes broke out between extremist Jewish settlers and Palestinians after some 300 extremist Jewish settlers marched towards Damascus Gate outside the Old City of Jerusalem, shouting “Death to the Arabs” and “Arabs get out”.
Clashes as Jewish far right march in Jerusalem, call for "Death To Arabs!"
After a week of violent assaults on Arab Israelis and Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, hundreds of Jewish far-right activists have marched in what they call an effort to "restore Jewish dignity". pic.twitter.com/6f95PKWHSD
— Claire L. (@MagdaGoebbels2) April 22, 2021
The Israeli Lahava terror group, which advocates killing Palestinians in Jerusalem and taking over their homes, joined the police in attacking the city’s Palestinian residents.
Tue, April 13
Around 70,000 Palestinians take part in the worship every night, and police continued to attack the people and close the area with metal barricades in an effort to prevent people from hanging around Damascus Gate, one of the main gates to the old city of Jerusalem.
Mon, April 12
The Jerusalem uprising started with the advent of the holy Muslim fast month of Ramadan when Israeli police cut off wires to loudspeakers at Al-Aqsa Mosque minarets in Jerusalem to prevent the call for prayer that alert people to the start and end of the fast as well as the time for prayers.
Israeli police broke locks and cut electric lines during Ramadan prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which are violations of agreements about the shared use of the site between Muslims and Jewish people.https://t.co/0b6gAmLBDr
— Religion News Service (@RNS) April 17, 2021
Israeli police harassed Jerusalem residents leaving Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the main worship destinations for devout Muslims during the month of Ramadan, following the night prayers and who usually gather at Jerusalem’s old city Damascus Gate plaza to celebrate Ramadan nights.
Police not only harassed but also attacked and forced the hundreds of people who gathered at the plaza to leave the area, often leaving many injuries and people detained by police.
(The Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Agencies)