UAE condemns Jewish extremists violence in Jerusalem, calls for restraint

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Israeli police and Palestinian men gather in a plaza outside of Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, April 25, 2021. Israeli police late Sunday removed barricades outside Jerusalem's Old City that had prevented Muslims from meeting in a traditional gathering spot during the holy month of Ramadan. The barricades have sparked nightly clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police, and their removal appeared to be aimed at easing the tensions. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2 KJV

Times of Israel: The United Arab Emirates on Sunday called on Israel to reduce tensions in Jerusalem and condemned a recent march by an extremist Jewish group in the city.

The statement was a rare criticism of Israel from the Arab nation since the two countries signed a normalization agreement last year and have been pushing ahead with increasingly warm ties.

“The United Arab Emirates has expressed concern over the acts of violence committed by right-wing extremist groups in the occupied East Jerusalem, which have resulted in injuries among civilians,” the statement said.

The UAE “called upon the Israeli authorities to assume responsibility toward de-escalation and putting an end to all aggressions and practices that perpetuate tension and hostility,” the statement said.’

 

It also underlined “the necessity of preserving the historical identity of the occupied city of Jerusalem.” Read More

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