Netanyahu stresses Israel's commitment to both freedom of worship and order

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday voiced their opposition to Israel's plans to evict our Palestinian families from East Jerusalem homes, a land dispute that has contributed to the latest conflagration of violence in in Jerusalem.

"Saudi Arabia rejects Israel's plans and measures to evict dozens of Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem and impose Israeli sovereignty over them," the kingdom's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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Last week Israel’s Supreme Court delayed a ruling on the eviction of four Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, pending an appeal hearing on Monday. Jewish plaintiffs claim their families owned the land before 1948, but lost it in Israel’s War of Independence when the area was taken over by Jordan.

The UAE — whose normalization of ties with Israel last year inaugurated the historic Abraham Accords —  "strongly condemned" the clashes and the potential evictions, in a statement by the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalifa al-Marar, and urged Israeli authorities to reduce tensions. Read more at Arutz-7