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Behind the current conflict are the daily humiliations that Palestinians face under Israeli occupation -- e.g., in East Jerusalem, the heavy-handed police actions at Damascus Gate and the Al Aqsa mosque, and the discriminatory evictions from Sheikh Jarrah.

Cutting speaker cords at Al Aqsa Mosque, blocking off Damascus Gate, expelling families from Sheikh Jarrah, and finally raiding the Aqsa mosque compound — how a series of Israeli escalations brought Palestine to crisis over the past month.

At Sheikh Jarrah, Damascus Gate and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, no mistakes were made – policies were undertaken to inflame the area, Adam Raz writes

“A month before Hamas fired, military intelligence recognized the narrative on Jerusalem as well as the cancelled Palestinian elections (and police barricades at Damascus Gate) had inflamed the Palestinian streets.”

As of 9 P.M. on Monday, the big winner of the day at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate was Hamas

#Palestinians  on Monday vowed to continue their protests in #Jerusalem  after the #Israel  Police said the annual Jerusalem Day Flag March would not pass through the #Muslim  Quarter or Damascus Gate in the Old City.

After police announced Israel's Flag Parade on Jerusalem Day will be barred from the Damascus Gate, Palestinians celebrate "victory" and vow to continue protests. Report by @KhaledAbuToameh  | #Israel 

From the beginning of Ramadan in mid-April, Palestinians clashed nightly with Israeli police, who put up barriers to stop evening gatherings at the walled Old City's Damascus Gate after iftar, the breaking of the daytime fast.

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians have intensified throughout Jerusalem's Old City, including near Damascus Gate and al-Aqsa, with one Israeli driver nearly lynched amid the riots. Report by @findmethestars  #Israel | #Jerusalem |

Amid ongoing tensions throughout Jerusalem and riots in the Old City near Damascus Gate and al-Aqsa, Religious Zionist leader @bezalelsm  decided to visit the tension-filled neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. #SheikhJarrah  | #Israel  | #Jerusalem 


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At last minute and after hundreds wounded in Jerusalem, Israel Police decide contentious Jewish flag march will not pass through Muslim Quarter, Damascus Gate | Live updates

Tensions high at Damascus Gate tonight in Jerusalem.

VIDEO CORRECTION: Palestinians celebrated as police barriers came down outside Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, allowing them access to a square that's a popular meeting place during Ramadan. We are deleting tweets of a video with an incorrect reference

Hundreds of mostly orthodox Jewish youth marching through downtown Jerusalem towards Damascus Gate, amid chants of “Death of Arabs!”

Walls of snow. @AFP  photographer Ahmad Gharabli captures heavy snowfall at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City

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LIVE: Protests at the Damascus Gate against Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital

2 men shot dead after opening fire outside the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli police spokesman says.

Three Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli police at Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem. More soon..

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I just witnessed the shooting of man running down the stairs towards Damascus gate before being gunned down