May 9, 2021 - World

In photos: Israeli police and Palestinian protesters clash in Jerusalem

Palestinians escape from a stun grenade fired by Israeli police officers during clashes at Damascus Gate during the holy month of Ramadan on May 8, 2021 in Jerusalem, Israel.
Palestinians escape from a stun grenade fired by Israeli police officers during at Damascus Gate during the fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Old City on May 8. "Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers" were praying at the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque during the clashes on Islam’s holy night of Laylat al-Qadr, Reuters reports. Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images

Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters erupted for a second night in Jerusalem Saturday.

The big picture: Tensions have escalated on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem over the threatened eviction of Palestinians from their homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers. At least 80 Palestinians and one Israeli police officer were wounded in the latest clashes, per Reuters. Over 170 Palestinians were injured Friday.

Palestinian protesters roll a burning tyre amid clashes with Israeli security forces at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank town of Ramallah and Jerusalem on May 8
Palestinian protesters roll a burning tyre amid clashes with Israeli security forces at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank town of Ramallah and Jerusalem on May 8. Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images
Israeli police clash with demonstrators in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem
Israeli police clash with demonstrators protesting a possible eviction of local Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on May 8. Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images
Palestinians throw carton box to a burning barricade during clashes with Israeli police officers during the holy month of Ramadan on May 8, 2021 in Jerusalem, Israel.
Palestinian protesters throw a carton box to a burning barricade during the Jerusalem clashes on May 8. Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images
: An Israeli policeman points his gun during clashes with protesters at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City.
An Israeli police officer points his gun during clashes with protesters at Damascus Gate. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Picture Alliance via Getty Images
An injured woman is being helped during a demonstration against the planned eviction process for the Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood
An injured woman being helped during a demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Picture Alliance via Getty Images
Masked Palestinian followers of the Hamas movement prepare incendiary balloons with anti-Israel slogans written on them, near Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip
Masked Palestinian followers of the Hamas movement prepare incendiary balloons with anti-Israel slogans written on them, near Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip, to be flown across the northern border to Israel, on May 8. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images
 Israeli security forces use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a demonstration against the planned eviction process for the Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
Israeli security forces use water cannon on protesters during the demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Picture Alliance via Getty Images
Palestinian devotees pray on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on May 8
Palestinian devotees pray on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on May 8. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images
Israeli security forces arrest a protester during a demonstration by Palestinians against a possible eviction of local Palestinian families
Israeli security forces arrest a protester during the demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah on May 8. Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images
Palestinian protesters throw back a tear gas canister to Israeli forces during a protest against Israeli attacks against Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Palestinian protesters throw back a tear gas canister to Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City on May 8. Photo: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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