WASHINGTON: The 4 members of the Center East Quartet — the US, Russia, the EU and the UN — on Saturday expressed “deep concern” over violence in Jerusalem, a day after clashes wounded greater than 200 folks.

The Quartet envoys “specific deep concern over the day by day clashes and violence in East Jerusalem, particularly final evening´s confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli safety forces at Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount,” the group stated in a press release.

“We’re alarmed by the provocative statements made by some political teams, in addition to the launching of rockets and the resumption of incendiary balloons from Gaza in the direction of Israel, and assaults on Palestinian farmland within the West Financial institution.

“The Envoys famous with critical concern the potential evictions of Palestinian households from houses they’ve lived in for generations… and voice opposition to unilateral actions, which can solely escalate the already tense surroundings.

“We name upon Israeli authorities to train restraint and to keep away from measures that will additional escalate the state of affairs throughout this era of Muslim Holy Days.”

Regardless of worldwide pleas the violence has continued Saturday, with dozens extra folks injured as Israeli police fired water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse Palestinian protesters in annexed east Jerusalem.

The Quartet has been extra energetic since US President Joe Biden took workplace earlier this 12 months, after falling largely dormant throughout the administration of Donald Trump, who was seen by Palestinians as biased in the direction of Israel.

The assertion reiterated the group´s “dedication to a negotiated two state answer.”

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