On Saturday, clashes continued between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters all around West Bank and Jerusalem.
Ministry of Health said that evening after being injured in the clashes with Israeli, a Palestinian man died on Saturday
WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency, reported that this man was involved in a clash in the town near Jerusalem, called el-Eizaryah.
In the meantime, a rocket was launched from northern Gaza but it exploded in th air. Israeli Defense Forces tweeted that they did not received reports of injuries.
Palestinians are calling for more protests, although situation is just getting worse and Israeli government planned meetings.
At one of the security meeting it is expected to talk about recent government’s decision to implement the metal detectors at entrances to a really major holy site in the Old City. That was decided last week, after two Israeli officers were critically shot outside the Old city and Noble Sanctuary, also known as Temple Mount. This area is one of the most important religious sites as it it is admired bu Jews, Muslims and Christians.
On Friday, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President disabled all contacts with Israel until they remove the detectors. His movement, Fatah movement tweeted his message: “I announce the freezing of contacts with Israel on all levels and the suspension of coordination until all the measures taken at al-Aqsa mosque have stopped.” After last Friday’s attack, the Temple Mount was closed until Sunday, when it was again allowed to visitors, worshippers and tourists to enter the site, but it was now enhanced by added security measures.
The area is also home to the Western Wall, it was part of the walls that surrounded the Second Jewish Temple and it is one of the holiest Jewish places. On the other side, the area is also home to the Dome of the Rock, which is Muslim holly place as they believe that th Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven there.
Sweden’s chief political officer at the United Nations tweeted that France, Egypt and Sweden on Saturday called for UN Security Council on Monday to discuss ways of lowering the tensions and calming the situation in Jerusalem.
The representatives of the Middle East Quartet, Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations said in a statement that they are “deeply concerned by the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.”
The statement also wrote, “deeply concerned by the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.”
Taking into account the sensitivities that this sites in Jerusalem have, and the need to ensure security, the Quartet representatives appealed on all sides to refrain from provocative actions and work together on calming the situation.
They added: “Envoys welcome the assurances by the Prime Minister of Israel that the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem will be upheld and respected.”
On Friday, three people were killed in an attack in the Halamish settlement in the Northern West Bank, Israeli police identified them on Saturday.
Names of three Israelis murdered in Friday night attack by Palestinian terrorist, Yosef Solomon age 70, Chaya Solomon age 46, Elad Solomon age 36,” police Superintendent and spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter.
According to the Israeli army, three Israelis were killed by the young Palestinian who breached the security of the settlement and carried out a stabbing attack. After being shot and wounded he was detained, and now is in custody. In this attack, a fourth Israeli was just wounded according to the Israel’s ambulance service.
On Friday, during the clashes three Palestinians were killed and many were injured.
A spokesman for the Palestinian Red Crescent in Jerusalem, Mohammad Fityani told that its crews had dealt with 109 injured people by 3 p.m. local time, and that 72 of them were taken to the hospital.