Thousands of flag-waving Jewish nationalists gather in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City to hold "flag march" as dozens of Palestinians were injured in assaults by Israeli police and settlers.
Several hundred ultra-nationalist Jews carrying Israeli flags march in defiance of police orders and despite condemnation by Israeli leaders.
Israeli police arrest eight Palestinians during Ramadan revelries outside Damascus Gate, a central gathering place in the heart of occupied Jerusalem.
Custodian of Absentee Property is planning to establish another residential complex that includes dozens of housing units in occupied East Jerusalem.
Right-wing groups plan a flag-waving procession through the walled Old City's Damascus Gate and into its Muslim quarter, drawing warnings from Hamas.
In addition, Israeli forces detained 41 Palestinians in overnight raids mostly from occupied East Jerusalem, where potential evictions of families from Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood had triggered recent solidarity protests.
Israeli police fire plastic bullets and sound bombs wounding at least 10 more unarmed Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, as Arab nations, including signatories of Abraham Accords, hit out at Israel over ongoing violence.
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 88 people were hospitalised while most of the wounded suffered injuries to the face and eyes caused by rubber bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades.
Thousands have filled the occupied East Jerusalem plaza, some waving Palestinian flags, after police permitted them access to the tiered entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.
The incidents, which followed the start of Ramadan on April 13, have broken a period of calm in contested city at core of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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