Days of Palestine

Saturday, June 3

Lapid Calls Out Netanyahu Government for “Extremism and Irresponsibility”

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Yair Lapid, the leader of the Israeli opposition, pointed out that Netanyahu government’s recklessness and radicalism have caused considerable damage to the stability achieved by the prior Israeli government in terms of both security and policy.

Lapid’s comments were a reaction to the Israeli occupation forces’ unwarranted and disproportionate use of power against Palestinian worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque in the course of the last two nights, leading to rockets being launched from Gaza and Lebanon as a response.

The Israeli emergency medical service reported that one Israeli settler was wounded by shrapnel and the other was injured while running to a secure area.

The past two days have seen Israeli occupation forces using massive force against Muslim worshippers who were trying to pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, six Palestinians were harmed in yesterday’s attack.

On Tuesday night, Israeli forces violently broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, resulting in several Palestinians being injured and a great many being arrested, including women. This raid has been widely condemned by Arab and non-Arab nations.

Since a far-right and ultra-nationalist coalition was formed by Netanyahu last year, the region has experienced a heightened level of tension. Itamar Ben-Gvir, one of the most radical figures in Netanyahu’s cabinet, is now in charge of the Israeli police, despite having previously been convicted of propagating racism and supporting a terror organization.