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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. Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images
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
Palestinian protesters throw a carton box to a burning barricade during the Jerusalem clashes on May 8. Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images
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 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, to be flown across the northern border to Israel, on May 8. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images
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 fasting month of Ramadan on May 8. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images
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 at the Israel-Gaza border near Al Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza City on May 8. Photo: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Go deeper: U.S. tries to de-escalate crisis in Jerusalem

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Haiti earthquake death toll rises to 1,297

People search through the rubble of what used to be the Manguier Hotel after the earthquake hit Saturday. Photo: Stanley Louis/AFP via Getty Images

The death toll from Haiti's 7.2 magnitude earthquake climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, per a statement from the Caribbean island nation's civil protection agency.

The latest: At least 2,800 people have been injured following Saturday's quake and search and rescue teams were working to find an unknown number of missing people.

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True crime documentaries, podcasts and social media campaigns are bringing new attention to real-world legal proceedings — and are often affecting the outcome.

Why it matters: New media platforms can instantly put a national spotlight on cases that have long been forgotten or buried under red tape.

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Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

The world still needs more coronavirus vaccines, but an additional bottleneck has emerged in many low-income countries: They need help getting shots in arms.

Why it matters: Increasing vaccination rates across the world is both a humanitarian necessity and the best way to prevent dangerous new variants from emerging, but it increasingly requires complex problem-solving.