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    This comes as Israel confirmed that the Security Cabinet had voted unanimously to approve a ceasefire between Tel Aviv and Hamas on 20 May.

    Fresh clashes between Palestinians and Israeli authorities took place at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on top of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on 21 May.

    An Israeli police spokesperson has said Palestinians were throwing stones at officers, so the authorities had to begin "riot" suppressing measures. Law enforcement also reportedly used stun grenades, and tear gas to disperse crowds of Palestinians involved in the clashes.

    Clashes began after Friday prayers at the mosque, according to the police.

    The 20 May ceasefire halted 11 days of military hostilities between Israel and Hamas. The violence began after a decision by an Israeli court to evict several Palestinian families from their houses in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

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      According to the media outlet, when the country's three biggest trade unions found out that a ship was en route to Italy to get containers with weapons before heading to Israel, dockers warned that they would go on strike and refuse to load "weapons, explosives or other materials of war that could fuel the conflict between Israel and Hamas."

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      At Least 30 Palestinians Injured in Clashes With Israeli Police, Red Crescent Society Says

      GAZA CITY (Sputnik) - More than 30 Palestinians were injured in Friday's clashes with Israeli police in the West Bank and Jerusalem after an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was reached a day prior, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

      Earlier in the day, clashes took place between Israeli law enforcement officers and Palestinians in various parts of the West Bank. In Jerusalem, Israeli police forces used stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse Palestinians who gathered near Al-Aqsa Mosque on top of the Temple Mount.

      "Twenty Palestinians sustained injuries as a result of clashes with Israeli police near Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and another 14 were injured in the West Bank," the PRCS said.

      Israeli police spokesman Michael Zingerman told Sputnik that mass riots began on the Temple Mount right after Friday prayer, with stones being thrown at police. The police were ordered to "enter the Temple Mount to restore order and also to allow people not taking part in the riots to safely leave the Temple Mount," according to Zingerman.

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