Israel committed deadly air strikes on Monday in Gaza strip. At least 22 Palestinians were killed, which included 9 children.
On the other hand, Israel claimed it had struck 130 “military targets” in Gaza and had taken out 15 Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives.
Violence has risen since the Israeli police attacked unarmed Palestinians praying in the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, wounding hundreds of Palestinians in the process.
Shortly after the deadline expired, there were reports of rockets being fired into Israeli territory.
Israeli military spokesperson Conricus said Israel could not yet confirm or deny that its strikes caused civilian casualties in Gaza strip.
Israeli police restricted access to Al Aqsa mosque of Palestinians aged over 40, checking identification of anyone who wanted to access the plaza.
Following a call from Al Aqsa mosque’s director Sheikh Omar Kiswani, worshippers later cleared the plaza of debris so that prayers during the holy month of Ramazan could resume.
The violence since Friday has been Jerusalem’s worst since 2017, powered by a long-running bid by Jewish settlers to throw out several Palestinian families from their nearby east Jerusalem Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
The UN Security Council was to hold an informal meeting at Tunisia’s request later Monday on the unrest that has escalated since the last Friday prayers of Ramazan.