The Axios portal, citing sources, reports that Israel has asked the United States not to interfere in the clashes in East Jerusalem.
Earlier, the head of the National Security Council of Israel, Meir Ben-Shabbat, had a telephone conversation with his US counterpart, Jake Sullivan. It is reported that the representative of Israel appealed to the administration of US President Joe Biden and the international community not to interfere in the crisis in Jerusalem. He also demanded not to put pressure on Israel, but to pay attention to “inciting elements” on the Palestinian side, according to unidentified Israeli officials.
In turn, the White House during the conversation expressed serious concern about the situation in East Jerusalem and called for a settlement of the situation.
In Israel, there have been several days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli border police fighters. Later, the Red Crescent updated the data and announced 305 victims, including 278 people in the hospital, seven people in serious condition. Nine Israeli police officers were reported injured. One of the stumbling blocks is the decision of the Israeli court in two districts of East Jerusalem to evict several Arab families-near the Temple Mount and in the Sheikh Jarrah quarter. Because of this, riots arose, which turned into clashes with the police.