Jerusalem experiences worst violence in years

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Ongoing disorder and violence has spiralled into retaliatory rocket and air strikes by Israel and Palestinians, according to the BBC.

Tensions between the two sides had been escalating for weeks over two issues in particular, according to the Associated Press.

Nightly Palestinian protests initially broke out at the start of the holy month of Ramadan after police placed restrictions on gatherings at religious sites, including the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Clashes then escalated over Israeli plans to evict dozens of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem, with more than 500 Palestinians and 21 Israeli police officers injured on Saturday night at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to The Guardian.

The violence peaked Monday night after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel. In response the Israeli military launched air strikes against what it said were militant targets in the Gaza Strip, killing 20 Palestinians, according to the Guardian citing the Palestinian Health Ministry.


RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Palestinian militant rockets intercepted by Israeli missile defence system
2. Palestinian protester pushed by Israeli police
3. Palestinian protester pinned to ground by Israeli police
4. Injured Palestinian carried by medics as Israeli police battle protesters
5. Israeli fighter jet bombs Gaza Strip
6. Location of cancelled Israeli nationalist march

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Ongoing disorder and violence has spiralled into retaliatory rocket and air strikes by Israel and Palestinians, according to the BBC."

"Tensions between the two sides had been escalating for weeks over two issues in particular, according to the Associated Press."

"Nightly Palestinian protests initially broke out at the start of the holy month of Ramadan after police placed restrictions on gatherings at religious sites, including the Al-Aqsa mosque compound."

"Clashes then escalated over Israeli plans to evict dozens of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem, with more than 500 Palestinians and 21 Israeli police officers injured on Saturday night at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to The Guardian."

"The violence peaked Monday night after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel. In response the Israeli military launched air strikes against what it said were militant targets in the Gaza Strip, killing 20 Palestinians, according to the Guardian citing the Palestinian Health Ministry."

"A march by Israeli nationalists due to pass through Muslim areas of east Jerusalem's Old City has been called off over fears it could promote further unrest, according to the BBC."


SOURCES: BBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Associated Press
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57044000
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/10/hamas-fires-rockets-into-israel-in-dispute-over-jerusalem-mosque
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/24/gaza-militants-fire-rockets-after-clashes-flare-in-jerusalem
https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2021/may/10/israeli-police-clash-with-palestinian-protesters-at-al-aqsa-mosque-video
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/7/al-aqsa-worshippers-protest-palestinian-evictions-in-jerusalem
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4198384
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/10/palestinians-20-killed-in-fighting-including-9-children