It has once again been restless in East Jerusalem. Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered around the Al-Aqsamoskee on the holiest day of Ramadan. The Israeli police and military were present on the streets. Cops shot with rubber bullets and used flash grenades against stone-throwing Palestinians.
The turmoil seemed less serious than Friday night. However, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 53 injured. The Israeli police say that a police officer was definitely injured.
Around these days Lailat al Qadr falls, an important day in which Muslims make extra prayers. They commemorate in the “night of divine command” that Muhammad received his first revelation.
It has been restless for weeks in Jerusalem and in the occupied West Bank. During Ramadan, many Palestinians come to the Old City after sunset, where they succeed with the police. Last night and last night, more than 200 were injured.
The immediate cause of the recent unrest is the possible eviction of four Palestinian families in East Jerusalem. The Israeli judge must give way to Jewish settlers.
These days are both the holiest evening of Ramadan and the Israeli Day of Jerusalem. It is celebrated that Israel took East Jerusalem during the six-day war in 1967.
On Monday, the Israeli Supreme Court will consider whether the Palestinian families can still appeal in their expulsion case.