Israel Faces International Condemnation Over Jerusalem Violence
Israel is facing international condemnation for violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem and for the planned eviction of 40 Palestinians from homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem. Among those issuing condemnations are the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two Arab countries with which Israel has recently normalized relations.
The UAE on Saturday expressed its “deep concern” over clashes in Jerusalem that have left hundreds of Palestinians injured in recent days and condemned both the evictions and the clashes on the Temple Mount. Bahrain condemned Israel’s actions and called on Israel to halt its “provocations” against Muslims in Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia, which has not normalized relations with Israel, also condemned the announced evictions, calling them a violation of international law.
Condemnations also came from the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations, as well as Egypt, Russia and Turkey.