Violent clashes between Palestinian Israeli citizens and Israeli Jews have resumed in several Israeli cities The Israeli military continued with airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip and Hamas fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday.
The crisis, which began with Israel’s efforts to displace Palestinian families in East Israel, has sparked tensions within the community within Israel, and some Palestinian citizens have staged protests in recent days.
In Bat Yam, about 13 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, right-wing Israeli Jews searched the shops and beat up a man believed to be Palestinian, Israeli media reported.
Films of the attack aired live on television showed a man forcibly pulling out of his car and beating dozens of people. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reported that “it looked like an attempt at public lynching.”
Elsewhere, a video uploaded to social media featured a car that featured a large number of Israelis waving the flag in the northern city of Tiberias. The Israeli Channel 13 channel also mentioned a senior police officer who suspected that Israeli Palestinian citizens had attacked and seriously injured a Jew in Acre, in the north of the country.
Meanwhile, after a synagogue in Lod broke out in a city 15 km from Tel Aviv, Israeli authorities deployed border police and announced a location call.
“They should not drag us into provocations and harm people or property,” Chief Rabbi Yosef Yosef said in a strange public appeal. “The Israeli Torah is not licensed to take the law into its own hands and act violently.”
Small Israeli groups have been harming Arab businesses throughout the day.
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Palestinian citizens of Israel said the violence of the past two days was not directed at Jews, but at religious nationalists closely linked to the Jewish settlement movement who have moved to mixed areas in recent years, but pushing the Palestinian population abroad.
“We’ve seen similar images of Jews and Arabs facing each other on the streets across the country,” Al Jazeera’s Fawcett said of the recent clashes.
“This is a parallel and very worrying development [Israeli] the government, despite continuing extensive and swift military operations in and around Gaza, ”he reported.
Tensions have risen in recent weeks pending a court ruling planned forced expulsions Several Palestinian families from houses occupied in the East Jerusalem district of Sheikh Jarrah. The verdict has been postponed.
The situation worsened Israeli forces built the Al-Aqsa Mosque building three days in a row in the last week of the holy month of Ramadan. Hundreds of Palestinians were wounded while Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets as they fired stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers.
Violence escalated on Monday after Hamas issued an ultimatum calling for Israel to cease security forces. Shortly after the end of the period, the Palestinian group that governs Gaza fired several rockets at Jerusalem and later, Israel carried out airstrikes on the territory.
Since, at least 67 Palestinians have been killed In the Gaza Strip, according to the Ministry of Health. Israeli medicine has said at least six people have been killed by rockets fired from Gaza.
Monday night Police after breaking the protest, a young Palestinian resident and killed a resident Jewish-Israeli. A day later, violence broke out at the man’s funeral – and spread to other communities inside Israel, including Ramle.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Lod and Acre this week, where he pledged to “stop anarchy” and restore order “with an iron fist if necessary”.
On Tuesday evening, Netanyahu allowed hundreds of police to be deployed to Lod and other areas, including paramilitary border police officers who often work in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian citizens of Israel make up about 20% of the country’s population.
While they have the right to hold and vote as citizens, they face widespread discrimination and limited civil, political, and socioeconomic rights. Many Palestinian communities within Israel are also underfunded and marginalized.
Activist Ghassan Munayyer Lod said the shade of coexistence hides deeper differences, including in housing and infrastructure. He compared the city’s Palestinian neighborhoods to “refugee camps.”
“Jews love to say that there is coexistence. They go out to eat at an Arab restaurant and call it coexistence, “he said.” But they don’t have the same human beings who have the rights that Arabs have to respect. “