Israeli police used water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse Palestinian demonstrators in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday, a day after fierce clashes on the metropolis’s Al-Aqsa mosque.
The brand new violence, which occurred solely in the future after greater than 200 individuals had been injured on the mosque, has sparked worldwide requires an finish to the violence.
The protest within the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, the place protesters had thrown stones at safety forces, was dispersed, based on police.
Officers mentioned Sunday a rocket had been fired from the Gaza Strip, with the Israel Defence Forces responding by putting a “navy goal” within the south. Earlier, officers had fired tear fuel in the direction of protesters on the border.
In Jerusalem, police mentioned they made three arrests for assaults on officers, whereas Palestinians reported 13 different arrests earlier within the day.
The Palestinian Pink Crescent reported 90 individuals had been wounded in Saturday’s clashes in Jerusalem, revising up their earlier estimate of 53.
On Friday, riot police stormed Al-Aqsa mosque compound, after they mentioned Palestinians threw rocks and fireworks at officers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the police actions.
“Israel is appearing responsibly to make sure respect for regulation and order in Jerusalem whereas permitting freedom of worship,” he mentioned in a gathering of safety officers.
The violence was the worst in years at Al-Aqsa, Islam’s third-holiest web site after Mecca and Medina, positioned on the positioning Jews revere because the Temple Mount.