The senior researcher at the Middle East Institute, Khaled Al-Jundi, criticized the US administration’s reactions to the Israeli violence against the Palestinians, saying that it enabled Israeli extremism and would lead to the strengthening of this violence.
He explained – in an article for the US site, “Foreign Policy” – that Washington’s reaction to the violence from settlers and extremist Yemenis was remarkably silent. Read also Clashes are renewed in Jerusalem and the Israeli army is preparing for a confrontation with Gaza, and Hamas calls on the resistance factions to prepare”Al-Quds International” appeals to the King of Jordan to prevent the displacement of the residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood The occupation forces attack Palestinian Christians in occupied Jerusalem and prevent hundreds of people from reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher An Israeli court has given families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem until Thursday to reach an agreement with the settlers
He added that while Israeli extremists attacked Palestinian Jews in Jerusalem; The US State Department issued a public statement that slapped both sides, rejecting what it called “the speech of extremist demonstrators who chanted hateful and violent slogans,” and called for calm, but “failed to identify the extremists or their targets.”
Even members of Congress
It is also surprising, he said, that there is not nearly one member of Congress who can muster public condemnation of violence by Israeli Jewish extremists, especially given the traditional voice of members of
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He added, But none of the reaction of the US government or Congress was not surprising. Washington still vehemently denies the increasing trend of extremism in Israeli politics and society, which enabled extremism and led to its fueling.
The writer pointed out that Washington turned a blind eye to the increase in extreme right-wing trends and policies in Israel that aim to exclude the Palestinians, such as the passage of the 2018 nation-state law, which implicitly considers 1.2 million Palestinian citizens in Israel second-class citizens, not to mention the 4.5 million Palestinians who live under occupation. Israelis in the West Bank without civil or political rights at all.
Expectations of a deteriorating security situation
In his article, the writer mentioned the details of the violence that rocked Jerusalem during the past two weeks, and groups of extremists and Israeli Jewish mobs invaded Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, chanting “Death to the Arabs”, throwing stones at Palestinian homes, and attacking Arab passers-by.
The soldier expected that the security situation would deteriorate further in Jerusalem, given that some planning – perhaps the worst – had yet to come. Israeli Jewish extremists seek to provoke the Palestinians in the last days of the current holy month of Ramadan.