The Israeli death toll in the run-down and stabbing in Bersabe rose to 4, and the attacker was shot down by a bus driver downtown. Israeli sources said that a young man, Ahmed Ghalib Abu al-Qa’aan, from Nakab, had rammed passers-by near a downtown mall, and then he left his car and started stabbing them. Sources added that Abu al-Qa ‘aan had recently been released, having been detained in the past with five relatives.
Videos shared by Israelis on social media showed two people shooting at the attacker. A spokesman for the Israeli police said a massive sweep was taking place in the area and surrounding areas, calling the attack too dangerous.
Israel harsh policy towards Palestinians
Since the beginning of the occupation in June 1967, Israel’s unjust policies of confiscating land, building illegal settlements and robbing property, as well as blatant discrimination, have led to enormous suffering for Palestinians, depriving them of their fundamental rights. All of which caused daily humiliation, fear and repression for Palestinians. As a result, the lives of the Palestinian population are effectively held hostage by Israel.
This has been the most recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians as a result of a long-standing conflict between the two sides, which remains unresolved.
The unresolved conflict over decades
The fact that news of conflict has not made global headlines in recent years does not at all mean that it is over. The (outstanding) issues have not changed, nor have the feelings of hatred and bitterness that have been generated not in years but in generations that have lived through the problem and attacks on Palestinian rights. As long as the conflict continues, neither side can enjoy security. The only thing that is certain is that every few years, at least, there will be a serious and violent crisis. The prevailing model over the past 15 years or so often includes a confrontation on the Gaza-Israel borders. On many occasions, the events in Jerusalem and its holy sites served as a reminder that the Palestinians had an unmatched capacity in confrontation to claim their rights. Among the causes of recent events are threats to expel Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah; It is a Palestinian neighborhood outside the walls of the Old Town, where there is land and property claimed by groups of Israeli settlers in cases brought before Israeli courts.
That’s more than just a dispute over a few houses. It followed years of pursuit by successive Israeli governments of the strategic goal of changing Jerusalem’s Islamic identity and eradicating all Islamic symbols. Large settlements were built on occupied land to form a ring around the city, in violation of international law. In recent years, the Government and settler groups have settled Israelis in Palestinian areas near the walls of the Old City in the form of house-by-house housing (not new settlements). Violent events will happen again and again if the issue remains unresolved.
Apartheid adopted by Israel toward Palestinians triggered hatred
Israel’s treatment of Israeli settlers is different from that of Palestinian populations close to settlements throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, prompting Palestinians to use various means to access their rights and to fuel hatred towards the occupiers in their hearts. There is a dual system of laws, rules and services used by Israel to deal with both groups in regions. There is a dual system of laws, rules and services used by Israel to deal with both groups in areas of the West Bank under exclusive Israeli control, leading to discrimination in the services, development and benefits granted to Israeli settlers while imposing harsh conditions on Palestinians.
Such discriminatory treatment, based on race, ethnicity or national origin – not specifically intended to meet security needs or other justified objectives – constitutes “racial” discrimination under international human rights law.
However, there is no security or other legitimate logic to justify the many distinctions in treatment to which Palestinians are subjected, such as denial of permits that prohibit Palestinians from building or repairing their homes, schools, roads and water tanks; Repairing houses cannot be considered a security threat.