Violence in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip is escalating.

Days of protests by Palestinians against the expulsion of families to make way for Jewish settlers have resulted in rocket attacks between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Israel says it has killed three members of the Palestinian Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip.

According to Hamas, one of their commanders has been killed.

The Israeli army says that only military targets in Gaza are being attacked.

Local journalists report on Twitter that Israel is preparing for a possible ground offensive.

Earlier in the day, Hamas had issued an ultimatum to Israel.

If the country didn't remove security forces and settlers from an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem, Hamas would go on the offensive.

The movement is said to have fired several missiles, one of which has been intercepted by anti-aircraft guns.

While air-raid alarms bellowed in and around Jerusalem, Israeli police cleared the parliament complex and hundreds of Jewish believers were evacuated from the Wailing Wall.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, nine people were killed in an Israeli attack on northern Gaza.

Nothing is yet known about Israeli victims of Palestinian missiles.

Demonstrators and police clash in Jerusalem

In addition, clashes are taking place in Jerusalem between demonstrators and the police.

Palestinians throw stones, while the police use flash grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets.

By now 305 people are said to have been injured, seven of whom are in danger of death.

Two hundred people are treated in hospitals.

Police report that nine officers have been injured.

The immediate cause for the violence is the planned expulsion of at least 60 Palestinian families in East Jerusalem.

They have to make way for Jewish settlers.

The Supreme Court has yet to rule on this.

A lawsuit about this would take place on Monday, but it has been postponed.

Israel also celebrates Jerusalem Day on Monday, an annual holiday that commemorates the 1967 conquest of East Jerusalem. The authorities had already decided to prevent further unrest from Jewish groups from entering the vicinity of the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount. .