East Jerusalem riot

This item appears on page 5 of the June 2021 issue.

Nationalist Israeli and Palestinian protesters clashed in East Jerusalem on April 22, causing injuries to at least 100 people. The clashes occurred after days of counterprotests between the groups, who began throwing bottles and rocks at each other as police worked to keep the groups separate.

Tensions have been rising in East Jerusalem, which is occupied by Israel but considered an integral part of any future independent Palestine. In April, there was an uptick in reports of attacks against Palestinians and Israelis in East Jerusalem, which was the reason for the protests.