Tensions in Jerusalem sparked violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip on Saturday. Palestinian militants fired at least 36 rockets, while Israel targeted Gaza’s Hamas-ruled targets. Clashes have increased in recent times in Jerusalem, which has long been the main center of confrontation in Israel-Palestine, and it is here that the holy sites of Jews, Christians and Muslims are located.
Increased security in Jerusalem
Jerusalem residents fear further unrest, while police have beefed up security and the US embassy has appealed for peace. Israeli police said on Friday that 44 people have been arrested and 20 officers have been injured in the night violence in Jerusalem. Angry Palestinians and Arabic people clashed with security forces in Jerusalem over the imposition of sanctions in Ramadan.
Hamas said – Do not test our patience
The events in Jerusalem provoke Gaza. The Hamas armed unit warned Israel not to test its patience and began rocketing southern Israel late last night from the Palestinian enclave and continued until Saturday morning.
Israeli army bombed Gaza strongly
The Israeli military said its planes and tanks also fired rockets. Hamas has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but a small military unit affiliated with the Left’s Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine says it has fired some missiles. Breaking the night curfew imposed by Hamas to prevent the Corona virus epidemic, at dawn, hundreds of people took to the streets in support of their fellow Palestinians in Jerusalem and burnt tires.
Violence did not erupt on Friday
There was speculation that violence could erupt after the Friday afternoon prayers at Masjid-e-Aqsa in Jerusalem, but people returned peacefully after Muslim religious leaders appealed for restraint.