Sheikh Jarrah’s case has become a focus of disorder. As the neighborhood has witnessed violent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians, who also say they are provoked by Israeli settlers.
Will the events of Jerusalem lead to a third uprise?
Al-Aqsa Mosque and Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem have witnessed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces. These conflicts have caused many injuries for the Palestinians.
For more than a week, the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood has been experiencing clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian residents after tensions rose over the possible evacuation of Palestinian families from an area claimed by Israeli settlers.
Photos and videos documenting the clashes that have resonated around the world have swept social media. The hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah in Arabic and English is topping the list of the most popular hashtags in the world.
“Palestinian families have a right to live in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood,” US Congresswoman Mary Newman tweeted.
Israel’s Iron Dome: how does it work and how effective is it?
The Iron Dome (Israeli missile shield) system intercepted 850 of the 1,000 rockets launched from Gaza while 200 managed to cause damages, according to the Israeli army.
Since when Israel has Iron Dome?
In April 2010, Israel’s state-of-the-art Defense Systems Limited company Rafael unveiled the “the Iron Dome” that could intercept short-range Katyusha rockets, many of which were fired at Israel by Lebanon’s Hezbollah during the 2006 war.
The Iron Dome system was deployed in the summer of 2011 near the Gaza Strip from which Hamas fired dozens of Katyusha rockets at Israel
Other batteries were subsequently deployed, especially near the cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod, south of Tel Aviv and near the city of Netivot, 20 kilometers from the Gaza border.
How did Palestinians penetrate the dome?
The dome, which Israeli officials say has an interception rate of 90 percent, has already spared Israel heavy casualties.
But Israeli analysts said that “intelligence sources had been warning for some time” that Palestinian Revolutionaries has so dramatically improved its weapons that it could “penetrate the Iron Dome shield…”
“If Hamas has more long-range rockets, it could affect Israel’s plans for this round of violence, especially the question of how long it wants it to last,” Yuna Jeremy Pope said, Jerusalem Post Intelligence analyst
Arab condemnations of Israel. Warning of escalation
Most Arab states support the comprehensive peace process and uphold the Palestinian right. And expressed their unequivocal rejection of all attempts by the Israeli side to persecution the rights of the Palestinian people. Stressing the need to abide by international law, protect civilians and respect the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and not seek further escalation and the resulting events
Egypt: Undermine the peace process
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed its condemnation of the Storming of the Aqsa mosque. Calling for an end to any practices that violate the sanctity of the blessed mosque, Muslims and Christians, the identity of the city of Jerusalem and its sanctities, and any change of the existing historical and legal situation.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, pointed to the need to reject the settlement policy in the Palestinian territories through the construction of new settlements, or confiscation of lands, or the displacement of Palestinians. Such as in Sheikh Jarrah’s neighborhood, calling what is happening in violation of international law.
Morocco: Violations are unacceptable.
Rabat, Morocco expressed concern over “frequent violent events in Al-Quds Al-Sharif and at Al-Aqsa mosque”, calling the “violations an unacceptable act” that would exacerbate the congestion.
Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom condemns any unilateral actions
Saudi Arabia also expressed its complete rejection of Israel’s attempt to expand settlement and force Palestinians to evacuate their homes.
The Kingdom affirmed its support for the Palestinians. As well as for all efforts aimed at reaching a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian question that would enable the Palestinian people to establish their own independent state on the borders of 1967.
Thousands of Jordanians head to the border with Palestine
Thousands of young Jordanians are heading to the border with Palestine in support of the Palestinian people.
According to the Jordanian website, all governorates of the Kingdom witnessed demonstrations denouncing Israeli shelling on Palestinians. The protesters called on the authorities to open the borders