Protesters from Jordan are trying to cross over to the West Bank through the King Hussain bridge amidst the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The King Hussain Bridge connects Jordan with the West Bank in Palestine.
Jordanian protesters trying to reach King Hussain Bridge which leads to the occupied Palestine.— Muhammad Smiry 🇵🇸 (@MuhammadSmiry) May 14, 2021
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The Israel Defense Forces informed on social media that rioters had crossed over from Lebanon into Israeli territory. In response, the IDF tanks had fired warning shots to disperse the crowd. The trespassers have reportedly moved back to Lebanese territory.
BREAKING: A short while ago, IDF tanks fired warning shots toward a number of rioters who crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 14, 2021
The suspects sabotaged the fence and set a fire in the area before returning to Lebanese territory.
Protesters from both countries are attempting to infiltrate into Israeli territory. Many allegedly want to join the Hamas, the terrorist outfit that rules Gaza Strip, as per claims on social media.
BREAKING: Violent mobs in both Lebanon and Jordan are streaming toward the border with Israel in an effort to infiltrate Israeli territory.— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) May 14, 2021
Riot police in Jordan have reportedly stopped the protesters. Earlier, rockets were fired at Israel from Lebanon, believed to be by Palestinian factions.
Thousands of Jordanians rushed towards the Jordan-Palestine border and are demanding the borders be opened so they can join the intifada against Israel. Riot police stopped them though. pic.twitter.com/kbNa8iYB4L— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 14, 2021
Tensions between Israel and Palestine have heightened as rockets are being fired from the Gaza Strip with Israelis targeting Hamas in response. Numerous civilians have died at both ends with the number significantly higher among Palestinians.
The violence is the culmination of weeks of tensions in Jerusalem, with clashes taking place between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters in and around the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, a chronic flashpoint in the protracted Israel-Palestine conflict. The mosque is perched on a 35-acre site known by Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary. It is also revered by Jews as the Temple Mount.