Saturday, May 8, 2021

Violence Escalates: Live Updates From Times Of Israel

Riots renew on Gaza border as Jerusalem seethes on Ramadan holy night Palestinians at Temple Mount chant in support of Hamas as terror group threatens Israel; 53 Palestinians said wounded during clashes in city

53 Palestinians hurt in Jerusalem clashes — Red Crescent

The Palestinian Red Crescent says its medics have treated 53 Palestinians wounded in clashes tonight in Jerusalem.

Injuries were caused by rubber-tipped bullets, sound grenades, and physical blows, the first aid organization says.

At the Damascus Gate, Palestinians hurl stones at a police post.

Police respond by tossing sound grenades onto the steps leading towards the gate, sending Palestinians scrambling.

Fatah warns Israel of ‘all-out conflict’ over Jerusalem

The central committee of Fatah, the movement led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, warns of a broader conflict with Israel amid escalating tensions in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In a statement, the committee calls for a “continuation of the public uprising and fight against the occupation and the settlers.”

“The continuation of the settler attacks on the holy places and the homes of Palestinian residents, their expulsion and expansion of settlements — will lead to an all-out conflict in all the Palestinian territories,” it adds.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s armed wing, also puts out a statement threatening Israel.

“We will not abandon our holy places. We will be as one hand in our response to the enemy,” it says.

Red Crescent sets up field hospital to treat wounded in Damascus Gate clashes

The Red Crescent says it has set up a field hospital to treat Palestinians wounded in clashes with police at the Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem’s Old City.

It adds that its medics have treated 17 people wounded in clashes across Jerusalem tonight, six of whom were hospitalized for what it says were mostly wounds from rubber or sponge-tipped bullets.

‘Strike Tel Aviv’: Palestinians at Temple Mount chant in support of Hamas

Worshipers at the Temple Mount for Laylat al-Qadr prayers are chanting in support of the Hamas terror group’s military wing, which this evening reiterated its threat to attack Israel over recent tensions in Jerusalem.

“Strike Tel Aviv,” they chant. “In spirit and in blood, we will redeem al-Aqsa.”

Similar chants are heard at the Damascus Gate, as Palestinians throw water bottles at riot police, who respond with stun grenades.

Palestinian demonstrators also light a trash can on fire on Salah al-Din Street near the Damascus Gate as clashes with police intensify.

Hamas: ‘Nightly confusion units’ rioting on Gaza border for ‘Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa’

The official Hamas mouthpiece says the “nightly confusion units” have begun rioting at the border fence between Gaza and Israel.

“Protesters light rubber tires and throw improvised explosive devices as they come to the aid of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Hamas media outlet al-Resalah says.

The Waqf reports more than 90,000 Palestinians attended Laylat al-Qadr prayers on the Temple Mount.

The number is substantially less than a normal year, as Israel limited the number of Palestinians who could enter due to a wave of COVID-19 transmission in the West Bank and Gaza.

Palestinians take part in Laylat al-Qadr prayers outside the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, May 8, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Hamas military wing reiterates threat against Israel over Jerusalem tensions

The Hamas terror group’s military wing reiterates its threatto attack Israel if the pending eviction of several Palestinian families in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood goes ahead.

“We praise the steadfastness of our faithful people defending Jerusalem and al-Aqsa. We tell them: Commander Mohammad Deif made a promise, and he shall not retreat from it,” says a spokesperson for the Izz al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades.

Turkey’s Erdogan: Israel carrying out ‘heinous attacks’ against Temple Mount

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashes out at Israel after major clashes between Palestinians and police on the Temple Mount last night.

“We strongly condemn Israel’s heinous attacks against our first qibla #AlAqsaMosque, that are unfortunately being carried out every Ramadan,” tweets Erdogan, who as Turkey’s leader has embraced the Hamas terror group and frequently lashed out at Israel in relation to Jerusalem.

He adds: “As Turkey, we will continue to stand by our Palestinian brothers and sisters in all circumstances.”

Erdogan also puts out tweets in Hebrew, Turkish and Arabic

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