The conflict between Israel and Palestine continues to escalate. It is now reported that on Sunday, four rockets were fired from Palestine militants towards Israel. According to The Times of Israel, two rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into the city of Ashkelon and its surroundings. Two more rockets have been claimed to have been fired here earlier as well. This information has been given by The Israel Defense Force (IDF).
According to the army, the first two rockets were intercepted with the help of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System. While in the second time, two other rockets fell into an open area. No damage is known till now.
Violent clash took place near Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday
Earlier on May 7, there was a clash between police and Palestinian civilians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest place in Islam. It also has great significance for Jews. Since the month of Ramadan is going on. Due to this, many people gathered here on 7 May. The President of Palestine blamed the Israeli government for the clash. He has said that he supports Aqsa Heroes.
560 injured have been treated so far
According to a report by The Palestine Red Crescent, 14 more people were treated on Sunday amid violence and clashes in Jerusalem. In the last 3 days, 560 injured have been treated. Violence still continues in Jerusalem. There are reports of Palestinians gathering at West Bank outposts near Ramallah.
What is the reason for these clashes?
Actually, Israel banned some cities. It is in these parts that Palestinian citizens gather for namaz. Both Israel and Palestine claim part of East Jerusalem.
It is being told that Israel has decided to evict more than 70 Palestinian civilians from Sheikh Jarrah. So that right-wing Jews can replace it. Palestinian citizens have lived here since the formation of Israel in 1948. Their houses are built on court lands owned by religious associations of Jews.
America appeals to reduce stress
Meanwhile, the US has appealed to Israel and Palestine to ease tensions. The US has said that forcible removal of people could worsen the situation in East Jerusalem. At the same time, the United Nations has also said in its statement that forcible removal of people will come under the category of war crime.