FRAGILE PEACE: UAE, Bahrain Slam Israel For Clashes With Arabs In Jerusalem

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Israeli border police officers deploy during clashes with Palestinian protesters next to Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, May 7. 2021. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

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Israel’s new peace partners, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as other Arab countries, condemned the Jewish state over the weekend for the clashes at Har Habayis on Friday night, when hundreds of Arabs rioted and threw chairs, rocks, bottles and fireworks at Israel Police, with the police responding with riot control methods.

Seventeen Israel Police officers were injured, with about half evacuated to the hospital, including one officer who is in moderate condition after being hit in the face with a rock.

The Arab states also condemned Israel for the planned eviction of Arabs from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem.

The UAE criticized Israel for “storming the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque” and its intention to evict Arabs from Sheikh Jarrah, saying that Israel should protect the Palestinian right to practice their religion and should “end all attacks that will escalate the tension.” Bahrain also condemned Israel, saying that it should prevent “attacks on worshipers” during Ramadan.

Jordan slammed the “animalistic attacks” on worshipers at the Temple Mount by Israeli forces.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey also issued statements of condemnation against the violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the plan to evict Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem. Qatar not only slammed Israel but also issued a call to the international community to prevent Israelis from “harming the Palestinian people.”

Israel Police believe that the violence on Har Habayis is being instigated by Hamas agents and may be connected to the postponement of elections in the Palestinian Authority by President Mahmoud Abbas.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


11 COMMENTS

  1. Israel’s new peace partners, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as other Arab countries, condemned the Jewish state If President Donald Trump has been in the white House, he would have been able to diffuse this entire situation.

  2. If Trump were in the Oval Office he would have defended Israel and all the Arabs would have kept their mouths shut. The World has no leader and we need Mashiach more than ever.

  3. Send them the clips of the explosions atop the Kosel! But then again, what for! They don’t wish to become confused by the facts!

  4. Here we go again
    US government
    State Department
    Bernie Sanders
    AOC
    asks Israel to Please restrain while the the Terrorist thugs shoot and burn the country down.
    Now only if had a strong and United government we would tell UAE AND BAHRAIN AND BIDEN TO SHUT THE HELL UP AND TELL THE TERRORIST STOP THE RIOTS.
    I don’t know who is is bigger jackass the Israeli submissive government or the gang of Jew hating US political system? Whom mostly are weak Jews.

  5. For all this we can thank that demented Alzheimer diseased TREASONOUS America hating Marxist sewer rat, making believe he is President