Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager, and critically injured another in an offensive against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
The report of further expansion comes amid heightened tensions in the occupied West Bank, one day after veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead by Israeli army in the Jenin refugee camp.
Nearly 40 structures have been razed in occupied East Jerusalem this year, displacing about 100 people, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs.
Israel killed 50 Palestinians since the start of the year, four times more than the same period last year.
The 27-year-old man, shot dead by Israeli gunfire, is among more than 25 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since late March as tensions run high across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Jordan is pushing to restore its property endowment rights as the custodian of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem in an effort to contain Israeli aggression at the holy site.
Twenty-year old Ahmed Ibrahim Oweidat is the 25th Palestinian to have been killed in military raids by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank since late March.
A disciple of the extremist rabbi Meir Kahane, Ben Gvir was ushered into the Israeli parliament last year after a deal brokered by previous PM Netanyahu with religious nationalists.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has sent letters to several international actors warning that Israel's aggression at the holy site could stoke religious war and violence.
Turkish President Erdogan voices sadness over the storming of Islam's third-holiest site by fanatic groups and security forces, in a phone call with his Israeli counterpart Herzog, warning against threats to its status.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterates Türkiye's support for Palestine, saying, "the events [in Al-Aqsa] remind us of the necessity for all Palestinian groups to work towards unity and reconciliation."
Most candidates ran as independents on Saturday's elections and the outcomes will largely depend on local dynamics.
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