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Palestinian protesters run from Israeli security forces in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday, ahead of a planned march to commemorate Israel's takeover of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations on Sunday called on Israel to show "maximum restraint and respect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly" and national security adviser Jake Sullivan expressed "serious concerns" about violence in Jerusalem.

Driving the news: Over 250 Palestinians and several Israeli police officers have been wounded since Friday during protests over planned evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in the city's east — which Sullivan also expressed concern about, per a White House statement.

  • Israeli police have used tear gas, stun grenades, water cannons and rubber bullets on protesters, who've thrown "rocks and water bottles" at officers, per NPR. The violence continued into Monday morning, AP notes.
  • Sullivan "encouraged the Israeli government to pursue appropriate measures to ensure calm during Jerusalem Day commemorations" on Monday, per the statement — a reference to celebrations of Israel capturing East Jerusalem in the 1967 war.

Of note: An annual march by hardline nationalist Israelis past holy sites in the area to mark Jerusalem Day is seen as "provocative," per AP.

  • Amos Gilad, a former high-ranking Israeli defense official, is among those calling for the march to be postponed or canceled, the BBC reports.
  • "The powder keg is burning and can explode at any time," Gilad said.
  • Israel's Supreme Court postponed f0r 30 days a hearing Sunday on the possible eviction of several Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem following the unrest.

The bottom line: As his opponents held talks on forming a government after he failed to do so earlier this month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "We will enforce law and order decisively and responsibly."

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

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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May 10, 2021 - World

Israel calls on Biden administration to stay out of Jerusalem crisis

National security adviser Jake Sullivan. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Israeli officials have argued behind the scenes that the Biden administration shouldn't intervene over the recent escalation in violence between security forces and Palestinians at a holy site in Jerusalem, according to Israeli officials.

Why it matters: This is the first major crisis between Israel and the Palestinians that the Biden administration has had to deal with. Despite their resistance to any U.S. role in the crisis, the Israelis took the steps requested by the U.S. to de-escalate the situation.

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 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.

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