Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Financial institution clashes

JERUSALEM: Israeli police clashed with Palestinians within the flashpoint East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday, as a go to by a controversial far-right Jewish lawmaker infected tensions.

Police mentioned two folks have been arrested as they tried to include “a violent riot,” within the space of annexed East Jerusalem that has emerged as a logo of Palestinian resistance towards Israeli management of the town.

Scuffles broke out as Itamar Ben Gvir of the far-right Non secular Zionism alliance opened a parliamentary workplace in Sheikh Jarrah, in what he described as an effort to indicate assist for its Jewish residents.

Greater than 200,000 Jewish settlers stay in East Jerusalem, in communities broadly considered unlawful underneath worldwide regulation.

Efforts by settler teams to develop the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians declare as their future capital, have additional fueled hostilities.

Ben Gvir, a Jewish nationalist with a protracted historical past of incendiary feedback about Palestinians, accused police of failing to react to alleged arson assaults on a settler house in Sheikh Jarrah.

“Jewish lives have grow to be nugatory,” Ben Gvir charged in a tweet earlier than his go to.

He informed reporters in Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday that he would stay there till police “sorted the safety of the (Jewish) residents.”

The Palestinian Authority, based mostly within the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution, condemned Ben Gvir’s go to as a “provocative and escalating transfer that threatens to ignite … violence that shall be tough to regulate.”

Tensions that erupted in Sheikh Jarrah final 12 months — as a number of Palestinian households confronted eviction by settler teams — partly sparked the Could battle between Israel and armed teams in Gaza.

Hamas, the Islamists who management Gaza, warned there would “penalties” over Israel’s repeated “assaults” on Sheikh Jarrah.

Palestinians throughout East Jerusalem accuse Israeli police of utilizing heavy-handed ways to quell protests. Six folks have been arrested within the neighborhood throughout unrest late Saturday.

Israel captured East Jerusalem within the 1967 Six Day Struggle and later annexed it, in a transfer not acknowledged by a lot of the worldwide neighborhood.

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