Latest Israeli Provocation in Jerusalem

On Friday, three Palestinians and three Israelis died after the Netanyahu Administration infringed the status quo of the Temple Mount by installing metal detectors and banning Palestinian men under the age of fifty from entering the holy site.

Thousands of Palestinians were gathered in the area when Israeli security forces began to use force against the demonstrators, who responded by throwing stones at police.

In an ‘attempt to control the situation,’ numerous Israeli policemen used tear gas, water cannons, and fired real bullets randomly against the demonstrators, causing the death of three of them, and injuring hundreds more.

The demonstrations spread rapidly to Gaza and the West Bank, where a young Palestinian stabbed three Israelis to death in revenge for Netanyahu’s decision to violate a Muslim holy place.

Abbas announced, “the suspension of contacts with Israel on all levels and the suspension of coordination until all the measures currently being taken at al-Aqsa mosque are stopped.”

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued statements condemning both incidents. He called “on all to refrain from any actions or words that could further escalate an already volatile situation.”

UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said, reporters, that “ultimately, what is important is for all of the people at the holy sites, including all the worshipers at the holy sites, to feel that their religious freedoms are being respected.”

On Saturday, Netanyahu said that the metal detectors will remain at the entrance of the Temple Mount, despite the fact that numerous advisors had recommended their removal. They also believe that Netanyahu’s unilateral action will worsen the Palestine-Israeli conflict, leading to unpredictable consequences.

Despite the different versions of the facts, many still believe that the second intifada began in September 2000 when Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount, seen by Palestinians as desecration and which has resulted in the death of thousands of Palestinians and Israelis.

The Temple Mount is one of the holiest places in Islam and in Judaism. According to Judaism, this is the place where God’s divine presence is manifested more strongly than at any other holy site. For Muslims, the site is one of the first places where God was worshiped. They believe it was from here that the Prophet Muhammad ascended to the “Divine Presence” on the back of a winged horse.

Over the last few years, the Palestinians have accused PM Netanyahu of planning to build a Third Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which is currently illegal under Israeli law. However, Netanyahu’s coalition with the far right-wing leader Avigdor Lieberman, who supports the construction of the new Jewish temple in the compound has many Palestinians concerned that Netanyahu will soon change the law in order to allow it.

Several international human rights organizations have said that the current situation in Jerusalem has deteriorated to the point that if it does not soon improve a new uprising may occur.

Some have suggested that Netanyahu and Lieberman are intentionally instigating the current increase in violence in Jerusalem with the intention of using it as a pretext to occupy the Temple Mount compound and expand what many consider to be their ethnic cleansing operations in Palestine.

The international community, however, has yet to condemn PM Netanyahu’s actions, which are currently illegal under Israeli law.

Over the next several weeks, several countries will likely be involved in the conflict. Until then, more incidents, which could occur in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as well as in Jerusalem, are expected.

 

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The Israeli Navy Has Intercepted The Boat Seeking To Break The Gaza Blockade.

Israel has finally sent the navy to intercept the female boat activist that wanted to break theGaza blockade. Thirteen women, including the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire, were traveling aboard the Zaytouna-Oliva sailboat in the Mediterranean towards Gaza. As a result, the thirteen activists have been arrested, and all the aid products that they were carrying with them has been put under custody. However, it is not the first time that the Israeli government has intercepted boats trying to break the blockade. In 2010, the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” formed by several boats were intercepted by the Israeli navy that decided to kill 8 activists.

The Israeli Government’s blockade in Gaza is affecting millions of Palestinians that do not have access to medicine, food, drinkable water, electricity, or construction material. As a result, they are potentially being exposed to several diseases due to a lack of medicine and sanitary conditions.

According to several resolutions from the UN (united nations), the Gaza blockade is illegal,alleging that it affects the human rights of Palestinians. In recent years, the crimes committed by the Israeli Army have greatly increased. As a result, some governments have started to boycott all Israeli products.

The international community through the International Court of The Hague should stop this genocide, and prosecute the Prime Minister of Israel alleging that he has committed crimes against humanity. Therefore, all governments should work together in order to make it possible to impose sanctions against Israel. It is true that the Jewish community suffered a lot during the Second World War, when Hitler killed more than 6 million .However, it does not mean that they can do the same, and kill millions of Palestinians. It is terrifying to see people who were almost exterminated be willing to do the same to other people.

In conclusion, all governments should protect Palestinians from Israeli attacks because they are human beings like you and me and deserve such protection. If governments are unwilling to take such actions; then, everyone should join together to boycott Israeli products all around the world.