Weeks of violent clashes in East Jerusalem have ignited the heaviest fighting in years between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Our account, below, on how it all started. https://t.co/ng7EQbhtPP
— Rami (@Ramulous) May 12, 2021
“Since the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in mid-April, Palestinians have faced off nightly with Israeli police in East Jerusalem, who put up barriers to stop evening gatherings at the walled Old City’s Damascus Gate. Palestinians saw the barriers as a restriction on their freedom to assemble.”
Probably it was Netanyahu all along who ordered to put barriers at Damascus Gate to spark the riots. The riots serve just right for Netanyahu’s political agenda thwarting any plans of his rivals in Lapid-Bennet block to form coalition. The coalition including ultra-right Bennet and Arab party Raam has already been fickle at the best times, in the current explosive situation it has become impossible.