(ANSA) - WASHINGTON, MAY 7 - The US has launched an appeal to reduce tensions in Jerusalem and to avoid the eviction of Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood to the advantage of Israeli settlers. after the violent clashes on the Esplanade of Mosques between police and Palestinian demonstrators on the last Friday of Ramadan. "We are deeply concerned about the escalating tensions in Jerusalem," said US State Department spokesman Jalina Porter.
Porter also said she was concerned "about the potential evictions of Palestinian families" in the East Jerusalem neighborhood, "many of whom have naturally lived in their homes for many generations." (HANDLE).