US expresses concern regarding East Jerusalem violence

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Washington, May 10 : The US called for calm amid escalating tensions in East Jerusalem, clashes in the area resulted in injuries to over 300 Palestinians.

National Security Council (NSC) Spokesperson Emily Horne said in an official statement released by White House

“National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat to express the United States’ serious concerns about the situation in Jerusalem, including violent confrontations at the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount during the last days of Ramadan,”.

Sullivan called on the Israeli government to take steps to ensure calm in East Jerusalem

“Mr. Sullivan also reiterated the United States’ serious concerns about the potential evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. They agreed that the launching of rocket attacks and incendiary balloons from Gaza towards Israel is unacceptable and must be condemned,” Horne added.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent a total of 14 Palestinians were injured during Sunday night unrest in the Bab al-Amud and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

As per Sputnik the UN Security Council (UNSC) will also hold a meeting on Monday(today)to discuss the conflict.


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