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There is always tension in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, but recently they have intensified and this week, they erupted. We look at the region's history, what's happening now and what all sides are saying.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Rocket fire from Gaza and Israel's bombardment of the blockaded Palestinian territory continues into early Saturday, as an air strike is carried out on a three-story house on the edge of a refugee camp.Read more from www.abc.net.au
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West Bank on Friday, sparking the most widespread Palestinian protests in years as hundreds of young demonstrators in multiple towns clashed with Israeli troops, who shot and killed at least 11 people.Read more from AP NEWS
Silly question .
OK, this is what happened at the mosque.
Israeli riot police stormed the mosque and fired rubber bullets and stun grenades in response to Palestinians THROWING ROCKS.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli police in the latest in a series of confrontations that is pushing Jerusalem to the brink of eruption.Read more from www.abc.net.au
How is this a proportionate response?
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel slammed the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, in a dramatic escalation that included bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp - most of them children - and pulverizing a high-rise that housed The Associated Press and other media.Read more from AP NEWS
JERUSALEM (AP) - An Israeli airstrike on Saturday destroyed a high-rise building that housed The Associated Press office in the Gaza Strip, despite repeated urgent calls from the news agency to the military to halt the impending attack.Read more from AP NEWS
NEW YORK (AP) - News organizations demanded an explanation Saturday for an Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the offices of The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media outlets.Read more from AP NEWS
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 26 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago.Read more from AP NEWS
To the outside world, the scenes of rocket fire, bombing raids and angry protests in the Middle East this week may have looked familiar. To the people of Israel and especially the Gaza Strip, they were anything but routine.Read more from AP NEWS
Some time ago , it was 2002 a large band of Palestinian militants took over the Church of the Nativity in Beit Lehem (Bethlehem) (house of Bread) , this time a very large group of lads with rocks and Molotov cocktails ran into the Mosque , this time however the Police decided to chase after them and force them out .
That is the other side of the story
M2_044 - Stock footage Israel: 2002 - Beginning of the siege in Bethlehem Church of Nativity - YouTube