On Friday, more than 200 people were injured in clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in Jerusalem, which is a sacred religious city for Muslims, Jews, and Christians.
According to local and foreign media reports, thousands of Palestinians clashed with Israeli police in Jerusalem on the evening of the last Friday of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims.
The local media reported that weeks of sporadic violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem intensified on Friday evening. The conflict over the settlement of East Jerusalem is considered the key cause.
Israeli authorities recently threatened to evict dozens of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah region of East Jerusalem, sparking backlash from Palestinians.
Jewish people in Israeli settlements have long been in court disputes with Palestinians over acquiring property in Sheikh Zara.
Militants from the Gaza Strip have fired more than 40 rockets in three days targeting southern Israel, and Israel has retaliated with bombardments of artillery and the blockade of fishing waters.
The Al-Aqsa, where the demonstrations took place, is the third-holiest site in Islam next to Mecca and Medina.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem, including West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Middle East War.
However, the international community, mainly the United Nations, defines Jerusalem, the holy place of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, as an international city that does not belong to either side. Due to this historical controversy, Israeli and Palestinian violence continues in the city of Jerusalem.
Source: Yonhap News
But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days;
But I will trust in You.
(Psalm 55:23, NKJV)
Lord! We know that the conflict between Isaac and Ishmael continues to this day, through their descendants. A clash broke out in Jerusalem during the final period of Ramadan, and many were injured.
While the enemy tricks Israel and Palestine into hateful bloodthirst and deceit towards each other, we trust in the Lord our God! God, You shall bring the enemy that is setting these two nations at enmity towards each other down into the pit of destruction! May all the evil plans of the enemy fall and Your plan of salvation for Israel and Palestine be faithfully fulfilled!
God, You have told us that the New Jerusalem will come from heaven. We pray that the closed eyes, ears, and hearts of these two nations will be opened, that they can live together with hope in the New Jerusalem, not in the Jerusalem of this earth. May they be united by the One who breaks down the dividing wall, the only Savior, Jesus Christ!
May the true peace that comes only from Jesus Christ, not the peace of this earth, come upon Jerusalem, that Israel and Palestine may repent and be saved through faith by the grace of the blood of the Son of God! Amen!