Clashes erupt between Palestinians and Jewish settlers in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem on Monday night (June 21).

Israeli police used force to the prevent the fight between two groups in which chairs and stones were thrown.

Also the police intervened the Palestinians with sound bombs and tear gas.

The Palestinian Red Crescent, stated that seven Palestinians were injured in Sheikh Jarrah, and two of them were taken to hospital.

Palestine’s WAFA News Agency says “ Four Palestinian minors, ranging in age between 12 and 14 years, sustained injuries after being pepper-sprayed in the face by an Israeli settler.”

On Sunday Israeli police attacked Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, preventing residents from entering a square by using batons, according to eyewitnesses.

They also used force to disperse journalists and Palestinians who were in the area to support families who have been under threat of forcible eviction from their homes.

Tensions have escalated across the Palestinian territories since April over an Israeli court verdict to evict Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah in favour of Jewish settlers. The situation flared up after Israeli forces raided Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, and assaulted worshippers inside.

On Saturday, Israeli settlers fired tear gas at residents and those standing in solidarity with them in the neighbourhood.

The tensions spread to the Gaza Strip, with Israel launching airstrikes that killed at least 290 Palestinians, including women and children, and left behind a trail of destruction. Health centres and media offices, as well as schools, were among the structures targeted.

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