As the confrontation between Israel and Palestinian groups persists, hundreds of rockets collide with the Iron Dome, lighting up the night sky. The air strikes have killed and injured dozens as the U.S. calls for calm.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price called "on all sides to exercise restraint, exercise calm," but Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters appeared set on intensifying the latest eruption of a decades-long conflict between the two sides.
"Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden's weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies," Trump claimed in a statement on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden's administration is working to broker a deal to stop the latest eruption of violence between Israelis and Palestinian militants in the Middle East.
"It must be said that there is only one just solution to the issue of Palestine...and this is to refer it to a popular referendum that will set its future and destiny," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Amid rising violence, Israel said it would increase its military campaign against militants in Gaza after sending airstrikes into the region on Tuesday morning.
The president has repeatedly affirmed that he supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has escalated in recent days.
Violence is mounting in Jerusalem over the evictions of Palestinians from a neighborhood to make room for Jewish settlers—and a number of celebrities are speaking out.
"What we have witnessed is, clearly and frankly, a provocation by the Israeli occupation, that targeted the holiest Islamic sanctities, at the most sacred time," Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the head of the Arab League, told the Associated Press.
The New York mayoral candidate said he is "standing with Israel" amid reports nine children were killed in Gaza during airstrikes.
Violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police and settlers have resulted in hundreds being injured and dozens killed.
The recent escalation has been fuelled over claims over Jerusalem, which both sides see as their capital.
In a series of Instagram Stories, the American-Palestinian supermodel expressed her sadness and frustration as violence has followed the threatened eviction of Palestinian families from a Jerusalem neighborhood.
The United States has issued a condemnation of rocket attacks claimed by Hamas against Israeli cities and settlements, while Middle Eastern nations including Iran, Turkey and Arab states have condemned Israel's crackdown on Palestinian protesters and worshippers.
The incident took place near the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem following days of mounting tension.
Most were injured after being hit in the face by rubber-coated bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.
Ahead of expectations that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party will seek on Thursday to delay the country's upcoming election, the Islamic militant group Hamas voiced its disapproval, saying it will not be party to a postponement.
The Biden administration announced it will resume U.S. funding for the UNRWA—a UN welfare agency ostensibly meant to assist Palestinian refugees that has faced multiple corruption scandals.
Leaked audio, reportedly of Abbas speaking, was posted on social media
The State Department said it will resume a federal aid program supporting economic development and humanitarian assistance in Palestine.
The court, based in The Hague, the Netherlands, has been monitoring the conflict since June 13, 2014.
The White House said Biden "underscored the importance of working to advance peace throughout the region, including between Israelis and Palestinians," but Netanyahu's office made no such reference in its own account.
The Gaza Strip received 2,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, which covers approximately 0.05 percent of the blockaded enclave.
"The strength of the relationship between China and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the past, present and the future, calls us to fully cooperate with China," PLO Executive Committee member Faisal Aranki told Newsweek.
"It would be morally reprehensible for the United States to become party to a body that systematically shields the world's worst regions from accountability," the Friday letter from a group of House Republicans read,
"We stand by the two-state solution because it is the best way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state, while upholding the Palestinians' legitimate aspirations to self-determination in a viable, sovereign state of their own," a State Department spokesperson told Newsweek.
Newsweek spoke exclusively with four Israeli security officials charged with frontiers facing Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the southern borders with Egypt and Jordan, revealing their primary security concerns for 2021.
"For our region to live in peace and security, it's imperative to achieve independence, freedom, justice, and dignity for all," the Palestine Liberation Organization's Negotiations Affairs Department told Newsweek in a statement.