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Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in East Jerusalem’s Silwan may lead to war – but West doesn’t care

An Israeli court has overturned this week’s ruling allowing Jewish silent prayer in al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians see as provocative. A possible escalation has been averted, but for how long?

Following months of Israeli-Palestinian tensions over Jerusalem’s Old City, the Jerusalem Magistrates Court ruled this Wednesday that Israeli Jews may perform prayers inside Islam’s third holiest site, al-Aqsa Mosque. Israeli police had, in the past, placed a blanket prohibition on Jewish prayer at the site, citing security concerns. Yet, since 2019, Israeli settlers have regularly stormed the site, accompanied by the police, in order to perform silent prayers, acts viewed by many as provocative.

The court ruling was strongly condemned internationally by the likes of Turkey and domestically by Palestinian political parties, including Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, who called for a return to the “status quo.” Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, such as the ruling party Hamas, also signaled their intention to escalate tensions in order to combat what was seen by Palestinians as an attempt to slowly take over the Holy Site and push them out, similar to what is being done elsewhere in East Jerusalem.

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