Considering how much the Jews promote diversity everywhere else in the world, you’d think they would’ve made it work in their own country by now.
The holy city of Jerusalem, a tinderbox of competing religious and political claims, has repeatedly triggered bouts of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
This time around, there have been some additional sparks, including Jewish extremists who, emboldened by their political patrons’ recent election to parliament, staged a provocative march to Jerusalem’s walled Old City chanting “death to the Arabs.”
Over the course of a few days, nightly Jerusalem street brawls between Israeli police and disaffected Palestinian residents of the city escalated to cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas. Gaza militants fired an intense barrage of rockets into southern Israel and Israel launched several airstrikes at Gaza.
Political posturing by Israeli and Palestinian leaders has added to the tense atmosphere.
– כשאת שומעת את הקריאות 'שיישרף לכם הכפר' זה מייצג אותך?
– אולי לא בצורה הזאת. אני לא אומרת שהוא יישרף, אלא שתעזבו את הכפר ואנחנו נגור בו.
כתבנו @SuleimanMas1 גילה שהמרואיינת שמספרת על המתיחות בירושלים מתחילת הרמדאן – היא שכנה מהעיר העתיקה pic.twitter.com/TP0D2e4n5g
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) April 23, 2021
Here is a closer look at what’s been driving the violence:
HEART OF THE CONFLICT:
Israel captured east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians claim all three areas for a future independent state, with east Jerusalem as their capital.
Israel annexed east Jerusalem, home to the city’s most sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, after the war and views the entire city as its unified capital.
The fate of Jerusalem and its holy sites is one of the most explosive issues in the conflict, and the city has seen many waves of violence over the years.
The immediate spark for the current round of unrest was Israel’s decision to barricade a plaza outside of Jerusalem’s Old City during the holy month of Ramadan.
That decision appeared to have been reversed late on Sunday, when the barricades were suddenly removed, setting off joyous celebrations outside Damascus Gate.
Palestinians traditionally gather at the spot each evening after prayers and a daylong fast.
Angry that their popular gathering spot was taken away, hundreds of young Palestinian men have taken to the streets each evening. Crowds have hurled stones, firebombs and other objects at police, while officers have used stun grenades and water cannons to disperse them. Dozens of people have been hurt.
Israel’s apparent reversal late Sunday could help calm tensions. Crowds clapped and chanted “God is great” as people sat on the steps once again.
The crackdown in recent weeks had touched on Palestinian fears that Israel is trying to deepen its control over east Jerusalem.
“All we wanted to do is to be able to sit on the stairs of Damascus Gate at night to drink coffee or tea,” said Rami, a 24-year-old resident who asked that his last name be withheld because he feared arrest.
“It’s a tradition for Old City residents to go outside for refreshments. My father used to sit on the stairs of Damascus Gate before me,” he said before the spot was opened. “What police are trying to do is simply erase our identity.”
On Thursday night, a far-right Israeli group called Lehava staged a massive demonstration just a few hundred meters (yards) from the Palestinian crowds.
Imagine if someone tried to do this in Europe.
Then imagine if Europe was actually in some brown country, and all the land had been stolen using terrorist violence.
It’s simply incredible that the Jews are able to keep up this multicultural agenda in white countries while doing the exact opposite in their own countries in the most brutal way imaginable.