Israel Al-Aqsa attack
Tensions simmer in the occupied Palestinian territories during the fasting month of Ramadan. Israeli forces on Friday attacked Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al-Quds city. More than 150 Palestinians were injured and another 400 were arrested. Palestinian resistance groups condemned the attack. Hamas called it a vicious raid and held the Israeli regime responsible for its consequences. The Islamic Jihad described the attack as a crime and said the regime is responsible for the repercussions of its aggression. The Palestinian Authority also reacted, saying the aggression against Al-Aqsa is equivalent to crossing all red lines. It warned that the Israeli attack is a dangerous provocation that could lead to endless wars in the region. Israeli forces have intensified a crackdown across the occupied West Bank, killing a dozen Palestinians since Sunday. The crackdown follows a series of deadly operations against Israelis.
Warning to Israel
Palestinian resistance groups and the Palestinian Authority have warned Israel of the consequences following the Friday attack on the al-Aqsa mosque, which injured more than 150 Palestinians.
Ukraine war fallout
The Russia-Ukraine war keeps driving food and energy prices higher worldwide. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the fall-out of the conflict has prompted it to cut global growth forecasts for this and next year. The IMF chief said countries that are net importers of food and fuel in Africa, Asia, and Europe, risk the biggest growth downgrades. Kristalina Georgieva noted that high rates of inflation worldwide are likely to remain elevated for longer than previously estimated. Meanwhile, the European Central Bank has raised the alarm about the severe impacts of the conflict on the eurozone economy.