The UN Security Council will meet on Tuesday over violence around al Quds holy site that wounded 170 Palestinian at the weekend.

Iran PressAmerica: The meeting, called by China, France, the United Arab Emirates, Norway and Ireland, will be held behind closed doors, and comes after days of violence in and around Al-Aqsa Mosque in Quds, sacred to Muslims.

The clashes at a tense time when the Jewish Passover festival coincides with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan also follow deadly violence in Israel and the occupied West Bank starting in late March, in which 36 people have been killed.

Arab countries and political currents have also strongly condemned Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

Al- Quds and the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque have witnessed the worst clashes in the past year between Israeli militias and Palestinian worshipers since Friday (April 15th). At least 160 Palestinians were injured in the clashes. 219

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