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Israeli Violations Escalate: Saif al- Quds, Part Two?

The number of martyrs continues to rise in unprecedented numbers in the West Bank since the end of the Saif al- Quds battle. Since the battle، Martyrdom operations are increasing by the day. The Palestinian resistance has previously made it clear that it will not remain silent about the Israeli transgressions، this led to an epic battle due to tension between Palestinian demonstrators and the Israeli police on May 6, 2021, as a result of the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to evict seven Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on the eastern side of the Old City of Jerusalem to accommodate Israeli settlers. What made matters worse was the Zionist storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was enough to mobilize Hamas and the Palestinian resistance.

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A scene that is repeated today, but will we witness the Saif al- Quds part 2? For two weeks, the Israelis have been trying to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque to slaughter the offerings, and this has raised the alarm of the Palestinians، This led to violent confrontations and the martyrdom of Palestinians، The Palestinian factions announced a state of general mobilization in the Gaza Strip, in preparation for the possibility of entering into a new confrontation with the occupation, while the preparations of the military wings affiliated with the joint operations room reached the degree of “war alert” this act. In a statement, Hamas reiterated that “the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque was and will remain purely Islamic, and the usurping occupier will have no place in it, and his dreams will be shattered in front of the steadfastness and bond of the people rooted in this blessed land.”In the statement, the movement stressed that “Al-Aqsa Mosque will remain the first line of defense for the third of the Two Holy Mosques and the first qiblah of Muslims, with its bond, steadfastness, and sacrifices, inscribing a heroic epic that will fail the occupation’s plans that seek to impose temporal and spatial division, by repeating the settlers’ incursions into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the attacks on the safe worshipers. “.

Does Israel fear escalation?

It’s no doubt that what happened last year in the battle of Saif al- Quds can be happening again, the next two weeks are saturated with Jewish religious events in which the settlers are keen to activate their rituals in a way that might affect the temple mount and it will require a response from the Jerusalemites and other areas including the occupied territories in 1948.

The confrontations that happened weeks ago don’t seem inevitable, it has been confirmed by the Israelis that they are not interested in any kind of escalation through mediators. After the widespread escalation last year that lasted for 11 days, there is no doubt that Israel paid prices and losses, they suffered from human and material losses and a lot of settlers emigrated during the war so indefinite Israel doesn’t want to escalate but prefers to beat and kill Palestinian in al Aqsa mosque.

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Saif al- Quds changed the equation

According to Palestinian activists, saif al Quds changed the equation big time and the Palestine resistance was firm and said “any attack on Palestine will be met with an attack on the occupied territories”, activists are saying that the Israeli government is trying to silence the Israeli right-wing that is trying hard to bring down the government, especially after last year loses that affected the occupied territories. Because of the equation set by the sayf el Quds battle, the Palestinians became ready to deter any attempts by the Zionists.

Last week they were unable to storm the Jenin refugee camp and the martyrdom operations are increasing by the minute at the same time the Israelis are trying to strike firmly against every operation last week they shot a settler when they suspected him to be Palestinian and was preparing for the operation. As for the activists, the entity is trying to control the situation without any escalation or conflict with the Palestinian resistance

Easter Celebration

It relates to the Jewish Passover, which begins on the 15th of April and lasts for a week but the peak of Passover is in the middle of the Jewish month in April that is when the full moon after the vernal equinox (march 20 or 21), which coincides with the middle month of Ramadan in it, sacrifices are made which extremists try to slaughter in Al Aqsa mosque. The Zionist entity seeks to impose a new reality for the inauguration of the alleged temple by offering “offerings” inside the mosque which the occupation forces prevent every year from establishing it for fear of escalation inside Jerusalem.

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Jewish extremist groups intensified their calls during the past week to slaughter sacrifices which prompted the “mourabitat” in Jerusalem to prepare themselves to prevent the entity from carrying out their rituals to Judaize the al Aqsa mosque. The Passover feast symbolizes the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, and as thanks to god for that, the Jews make offerings and believe that the place to present them is within the courtyards of the mosque. Jewish groups announced a financial reward of 3000$ for those who succeed in making “offerings” inside the mosque without slaughtering it. Those who fail and get arrested receive 125 $, which provoked Muslims.

The most important question remains; will we witness a sequel to the Battle of Saif al-Quds?

The Palestinians have become convinced of their resistance, and in all places of their existence, that they are capable of achieving the battle of liberation. The Palestinian people prove that they can expel the occupation, and realize that time is no longer in Israel’s interest and that every price they pay in its struggle with the occupation advances steps and steps forward, and the Palestinians will have become strengthened by the support of the Palestinian factions that have confirmed more than once their standing by the people The Palestinian after the betrayal of the President of the Republic of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas. The coming days will bring escalations on both sides, and we may witness a continuation of the battle of Saif al-Quds.

Rachelle Kayrouz
Lebanese writer, interested and focused on Palestine-Syrian affairs and feminism. I wrote in big Lebanese newspapers and websites, I speak English, Arabic, and French fluently