Israeli forces are facing fresh condemnation from international human rights experts for their \u0022excessive force\u0022 against Palestinian protesters in occupied East Jerusalem that left hundreds injured, and airstrikes into Gaza that killed dozens of people including nine children.Also under scrutiny are Israel\u0026#039;s attempted evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, which would amount to \u0022war crimes,\u0022 Amnesty International said Monday.Palestinians protesters in occupied East Jerusalem faced repeated, unwarranted and excessive force by the Police. Direct cause: threats of forced eviction in #SheikhJarrah. Forcible transfer of the occupied population is a war crime under the Rome Statutehttps://t.co/E1RPHP6tKA— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) May 11, 2021In a statement Tuesday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reiterated its plea for an end to the violence, and also addressed the retaliatory rockets fired by Hamas into Israel that injured 17 Israeli civilians. The body appealed to Israel and Palestinian armed groups to respect international humanitarian law.Referring to Israel\u0026#039;s strikes into densely populated Gaza, an area deemed by occupation critics an open-air prison, spokesperson for the High Commissioner Rupert Colville said, \u0022Any attack, including airstrikes, should be directed solely at military objectives and all feasible precautions must be taken to avoid civilian deaths and injury and damage to civilian objects.\u0022\u0022Israel must also refrain from punitive measures, such as additional closures and restrictions, that punish the entire civilian population of Gaza,\u0022 he said.Israel launched a new round of airstrikes into Gaza on Tuesday, bringing the death toll up to 26, according to the Associated Press. Retaliatory rockets fired from Gaza into Israel resulted in the first Israeli causalities from the latest spate of violence—two people in the southern city of Ashkelon—after which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said military forces would \u0022increase both the strength and rate of the strikes.\u0022Ahead of the latest round of airstrikes into Gaza, Israeli security forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque for a third consecutive night, \u0022firing rubber-coated steel rounds, stun grenades, and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers inside the mosque in the final days of the holy month of Ramadan,\u0022 as Al Jazeera reported. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society, which says it\u0026#039;s been targeted as it attempted to provide aid to wounded worshipers and protesters, said that over 900 Palestinians were injured between May 7 and May 10 in East Jerusalem.The repression drew condemnation from United Nations human rights experts Michael Lynk and Balakrishnan Rajagopal.\u0026nbsp;\u0022The recent scenes of Israeli police and security forces attacking large crowds of Palestinian residents and worshipers is only intensifying a deeply inflammatory atmosphere in the city. A militarized response to civilian protests against discriminatory practices only deepens social divisions. Respecting rights is the only path forward,\u0022\u0026nbsp; Lynk, special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, and Rajagopal, special rapporteur on adequate housing, said in a statement.\u0022It is not just an eviction, but a war crime. Remember that. I do not know why the entire world is watching what is happening and letting Israel get away with it.\u0022—Nabil el-Kurd, resident of Sheikh Jarrah Their statement also references the threatened evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, which have elicited ongoing protests.\u0022An occupying power is prohibited from confiscating private property belonging to the protected population, and it must respect the body of existing laws which had governed the territory, unless it is absolutely necessary to alter them,\u0022 said Lynk and Rajagopal.\u0022The forced transfer of the population under occupation is a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which contribute[s] to the coercive environment now prevailing in East Jerusalem. As well,\u0022 they continued, \u0022these evictions breach the right to adequate housing—a core human right in international law.\u0022Saleh Higazi, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, similarly condemned Israel\u0026#039;s recent actions.\u0022The latest violence brings into sharp focus Israel\u0026#039;s sustained campaign to expand illegal Israeli settlements and step up forced evictions of Palestinian residents—such as those in Sheikh Jarrah—to make way for Israeli settlers. These forced evictions are part of a continuing pattern in Sheikh Jarrah, they flagrantly violate international law, and would amount to war crimes,\u0022 said Higazi.Nabil el-Kurd, one of the residents of Sheikh Jarrah who\u0026#039;s facing possible eviction, told Amnesty International that Israel\u0026#039;s actions must prompt urgent action from the international community.\u0022Sheikh Jarrah\u0026nbsp;is sending a message to the\u0026nbsp;whole world, including the U.S. Congress,\u0026nbsp;the U.K. Parliament,\u0026nbsp;the French Parliament, the E.U. Parliament,\u0026nbsp;the International Criminal Court,\u0026nbsp;that what is happening to us is a war crime,\u0022 said el-Kurd. \u0022It is not just an eviction, but a war crime. Remember that.\u0022\u0022I do not know\u0026nbsp;why\u0026nbsp;the entire world is watching what is happening and letting Israel get away with it,\u0022 said el-Kurd. \u0022It is time they stopped spoiling\u0026nbsp;Israel.\u0022In the U.S. , some Democratic members of Congress are calling for a shift in ongoing policies and practices in which the U.S. continues to supply Israel unconditional miliaty aid and defends Israel\u0026#039;s lethal military actions as \u0022self-defense\u0022 while rejecting direct criticism of Israeli forces\u0026#039; deadly attacks on Palestinians and the ongoing illegal occupation.Those voices include Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and André Carson (D-Ind.).In a joint statement Monday condemning the Gaza strikes and attacks on worshipers at Al Aqsa, the lawmakers said the threatened evictions are a \u0022direct violation of international law, the Geneva Convention, and basic human rights.\u0022\u0026nbsp;\u0022We condemn all violence in this conflict—these acts only serve to advance the political goals of the powerful at the expense of the suffering of the people,\u0022 they said.The lawmakers also denounced the lack of \u0022accountability for Israel\u0026#039;s wanton human rights abuses and continuing illegal seizures of Palestinian land\u0022 in the face of mere \u0022lip service to a Palestinian state.\u0022\u0022It is long past time we finally take action to protect Palestinian human rights and save lives,\u0022 the trio said.