Israel’s brand new government may already be tested less than two days after being sworn into office. Hamas and other Palestinian groups are calling for a ‘Day of Rage’ on Tuesday if the planned ‘Flag March’ takes place through Jerusalem’s Old City.
Palestinians and Arab Israelis were participating in a general strike across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza on Tuesday in protest of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
Protesters overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portland, Ore., ahead of Monday’s federal Columbus Day holiday.
Calls have been made to end Israel’s existence at a series of rallies held across America and Canada.
Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have called for a “day of popular rage” on Wednesday to protest Israel’s plan to apply its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday dismissed opponents of President Trump’s Mideast peace proposals as ‘the same critics who have failed for 70 years’ to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Palestinian leadership circled the wagons Tuesday against Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s long-awaited ‘Deal of the Century’ unveil, having previously called for a ‘day of rage’ and an ‘escalation of resistance’ against Israel for the plan.
Palestinian factions on Sunday called for a ‘day of rage’ for the day US President Donald Trump releases his long-awaited plan for Mideast peace.
Senior PLO official Ahmad Majdalani said Tuesday that May 14, the day the US is expected to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, will be ‘a day of rage.’
Some 2,000 members of the Hamas terror group marched in the Gaza Strip Wednesday to mark ‘victory’ after Israel removed contested metal detectors from entrances to the Temple Mount a day earlier in a bid to calm tensions.
The Palestinian Authority and Islamic religious authorities said Israel’s removal of recently installed metal detectors and security cameras at an entrance to the Temple Mount is not enough.
The head of the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah called Israel’s removal of metal detectors from Temple Mount entrances a victory in a televised speech Wednesday, even as Muslim leaders have said that the move is not enough and vowed to continue protests.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke by phone late Thursday with Jared Kushner, senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, reportedly to ask that the White House pressure Israel to remove metal detectors installed at the Temple Mount following last Friday’s deadly terror attack.
Clashes between Muslim protesters and Israeli police erupted Wednesday at one of the entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City for the fourth day in a row over new security measures at the Temple Mount following a recent terror attack.
Security forces in Israel and the West were on high alert Wednesday, with mass civil disobedience expected after Palestinian leaders called for a “Day of Rage” after Israel imposed increased security measures on the Temple Mount after a terror attack killed two policemen on Friday.