Mr Tibi said that Mr Netanyahu, who frequently rallied with far-right and nationalist parties to stay in power, had only himself to blame for the political powder keg that exploded with such ferocity in across Israel.
On Thursday evening, the State Department urged U.S. citizens to reconsider their trip to Israel and warned of the occupied West Bank or Gaza. In an advisory, the department noted rocket attacks that could reach Jerusalem, protests and violence across Israel, and a “dangerous and unstable” security environment in the Gaza Strip and its borders.
The problems began on Monday, when a brutal police raid on Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque – Islam’s third holiest site, located atop a site also revered by Jews – sparked an instant reaction.
But beyond the footage of police officers throwing stun grenades and firing rubber bullets inside the mosque, Palestinian outrage has also been fueled by much broader, decades-old frustrations.
Human Rights Watch recently accused Israel of perpetrating a form of apartheid, the racist legal system that once ruled South Africa, citing a number of laws and regulations that it said systematically discriminated against Palestinians. Israel vehemently rejected this accusation. But its security forces are now facing a growing wave of fury from the country’s Arab Israeli minority, which complains of being treated like second-class citizens.
“Coexistence” means that both sides exist, ”said Tamer Nafar, a famous rapper from Lod. “But so far there is only one side – the Jewish side. “
The rocket attacks from Gaza are also quantitatively and qualitatively different from the last war of 2014. The more than 1,800 rockets that Hamas and its allies have fired at Israel since Monday already represent a third of the total fired during the War of Seven. weeks in 2014.