Israeli army prepares for protracted violence in West Bank

Posted July 25, 2017

Israeli forces killed six Palestinians and injured tens in the past 72 hours, while a Palestinian man stabbed three Israeli settlers to death on Friday night.

Sputnik quoted media reports stating that campaign for Jerusalem has effectively begun and will not stop until a Palestinian victory and the release of the holy sites from Israeli occupation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned of intervention by the Muslim global community over the metal detectors and ensuing clashes between Palestinian protestors and the Israeli troops.

On Sunday, the Arab League - a regional association of countries - said Israel was "playing with fire" and that "no Arab or Muslim will accept violations" against holy sites in Jerusalem.

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Conflicts over the holy site, home to the Al Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock which are revered by Muslims, have repeatedly triggered Israeli-Palestinian confrontations over the years. In Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli forces used riot gear to disperse dozens of Palestinians who threw stones and bottles at them.

Livni said the Israeli Cabinet now needs to show leadership to prevent the scenario from happening.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would freeze all contacts with Israel in protest over the new measures, though it wasn't clear whether that would target security coordination in the West Bank.

Israel's police reopened the mosque two days later, after installing metal detectors and surveillance cameras at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

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Israeli police closed the mosque last Friday for Muslims following an attack outside its gates that left three alleged attackers and two policemen dead.

Three Israelis were killed on Friday in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in a West Bank settlement.

A senior Israeli government official blamed the latest round of violence on what he said was Palestinian incitement against Israel and called on Palestinian leaders to help restore calm.

Sweden, Egypt and France have requested for the UN session to "urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported", said Sweden's deputy envoy to the UN, Carl Skau.

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"The security situation is quiet, but it is very complex and volatile, and things can develop very quickly", he added, referring to Gaza.