Jerusalem Arabs were promised monetary stipends of $1,000 per month for up to three months. They were also given discounts and exemptions from payments to the Jerusalem District Electric Company, which supplies power to the Arab-majority neighborhoods in the area.
Arab college students in the Old City of Jerusalem who participated in anti-Israel clashes were promised free tuition by the Palestinian Authority, according to the report.
All the employees of the Islamic Waqf Authority – which manages the holy sites on the Temple Mount but which falls under the auspices of the Government of Jordan – were also promised cash payments, according to the report, as were Arab merchants in the Old City of Jerusalem.
In addition, the Palestinian Authority apparently shelled out more than $15 million to cover renovations, repairs for damage and other expenses at local homes in the Arab sector following the rioting near the Temple Mount. At least $750,000 went to two hospitals in the area to prepare for the flood of injured expected after clashes with Israeli security personnel. Another $40,000 went to Arab emergency and related medical services in the local area. There were at least 100 injured during clashes with Israeli forces between last Thursday and Friday.
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Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent letters to the United Nations and the UN Security Council, calling on the organizations to address civilian casualties from the airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria, local media reported Sunday.
The ministry sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and to the President of the UN Security Council (UNSC) asking the UNSC to fulfill its commitments on maintaining peace and international security, and prevent the coalition from committing crimes against Syrian people.
Earlier in the day the SANA news agency reported that he US-led coalition's aircraft attacked the Syrian settlement of Abukamal in the Deir ez-Zor province, killing at least six people. The news agency said the airstrike hit a hospital, among other sites.
On Saturday, SANA reported that the coalition, which ostensibly fights Daesh, hit houses in al-Mayadeen, killing 10, including five children.
The US-led coalition of 68 nations started to carry out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq in 2014, with the strikes in Syria not being authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.
Dozens of clay storage jars, used for both grain and liquids like wine, were discovered, several of which had stamped seals depicting a rosette on the handle. The seals are typical of the end of the First Temple Judean period, said IAA excavation directors Ortal Chalaf and Dr. Uziel.
The seals “were used for the administrative system that developed towards the end of the Judean dynasty,” they said in a joint statement.