China News Agency, Beijing, May 8th. Comprehensive news: According to a number of foreign media reports, a large number of Palestinians clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem on May 7, local time. More than 180 people have been injured.
According to Al Jazeera’s website, thousands of Palestinians poured into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem for prayers on the evening of the 7th.
Some of them took this opportunity to continue to protest against Israel’s unilateral declaration of Jerusalem as the “capital” of Israel and forced eviction of local Palestinians. This triggered clashes between the protesters and the Israeli police in the area.
After the conflict broke out, a large number of reinforcements from the Israeli police began to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque to suppress the conflict.
According to the latest news from the Israeli police, the current situation has been brought under control, and 7 people have been arrested for disrupting order and assaulting the police.
According to Reuters, at least 178 Palestinians and 6 policemen have been injured in the conflict.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society revealed that 88 of the injured people were rushed to hospital after being attacked by metal bullets wrapped with rubber.
After the conflict, many international politicians expressed their views on the incident.
A spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called on Israel to immediately stop forced evictions in the East Jerusalem area.
A spokesperson for the US State Department expressed “deep concern” about the tensions in the region and called on Israeli and Palestinian officials to “act decisively” to ease the tensions.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei has publicly called for continued armed “resistance” in the Palestinian territories and urged the Islamic State to support it.
The Turkish President’s spokesperson and several senior officials strongly condemned the actions of the Israeli police.
Palestinian President Abbas believes that Israel should bear full responsibility for the recent events in Jerusalem and any consequences resulting from the continued escalation of the events.
He also urged the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting to protect the Palestinian people.
The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) warned that the Al-Aqsa Mosque incident would have "aggressive consequences."