Weeks of clashes in Jerusalem veered into military conflict yesterday after a raid by the Israeli police on Al Aqsa Mosque. Militants in Gaza responded by firing rockets on the metropolis, drawing Israeli airstrikes in return. Palestinian well being officers stated at the very least 20 residents of northern Gaza, together with 9 kids, have been killed within the airstrikes.

The violence started after the police entered the mosque compound and fired rubber-tipped bullets and stun grenades at stone-throwing Palestinians. Greater than 330 Palestinians and at the very least 21 Israeli law enforcement officials have been injured, in line with native officers.

Tensions have been already excessive amid the looming expulsions of Palestinian households from the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. The Israeli Supreme Courtroom delayed the expulsions on Sunday, partially due to the tensions the case has stirred. Palestinians have been protesting every day since April.

Explainer: The Aqsa Mosque sits on a web site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews, and it’s a power flash level within the protracted Israeli-Palestinian battle. Right here’s what you need to know.

Early within the pandemic, some consultants hoped that the world would in the future attain some extent when the coronavirus would lack sufficient hosts to unfold simply. However between the variants seeping by borders and the plodding tempo of vaccination, such a world appears increasingly out of reach.

As an alternative, if the virus continues to run rampant, it is going to be nicely on its technique to turning into endemic. And although future outbreaks received’t be on the size of these now devastating India and Brazil, a relentless risk must be anticipated, in line with Dr. David Heymann, an epidemiologist on the London College of Hygiene and Tropical Medication.

However there’s a glimmer of hope: Although new every day instances stay very excessive world wide, the variety of deaths is falling. If that development line continues, the virus may change into a much less deadly risk, maybe resembling the coldlike illness seen in youthful kids that may very well be managed with vaccines which might be up to date periodically to guard towards variants.

Chinese language authorities are forcing women in the Xinjiang region to get IUDs or be sterilized as they tighten their grip on Muslim ethnic minorities and attempt to orchestrate a demographic shift that may diminish their inhabitants over generations.

Birthrates within the area have already plunged in recent years as the usage of invasive contraception procedures has risen, a part of an enormous and repressive social re-engineering marketing campaign by the Communist Celebration.

Over the previous few years, the social gathering has moved aggressively to subdue Uyghurs and different Central Asian minorities in Xinjiang, placing lots of of hundreds into internment camps and prisons. The authorities have positioned the area underneath tight surveillance, despatched residents to work in factories and positioned kids in boarding schools.

Response: Beijing has denied utilizing the repressive measures. However interviews with greater than a dozen folks from Xinjiang, in addition to a overview of official statistics, authorities notices and reviews within the state-run information media, depict a coercion effort. Some former detainees described being abused at internment camps and being pressured to take medication that stopped their menstrual cycles.

Critics referred to as the postmodern buildings of the architect Helmut Jahn, who has died at 81, “dazzling,” “convention-busting” and “unrelated to anything in the entire of Western civilization.”

Most New Yorkers — or anybody who has spent even a bit of time within the metropolis — recall the morning commute with little sentimentality: cattle-car crowded, with strangers pressed so carefully towards you that you would deduce their final meal.

Publish-pandemic, that unimaginable stage of pressured intimacy now appears curiously nostalgic, writes my colleague Dan Barry: “I miss the conventional — nevertheless irregular that standard had been.”

Bread baking modified in 2006. That’s when Jim Lahey and Mark Bittman printed their recent tackle the shape in The Instances in a recipe that pulls on conventional strategies. Time does many of the work, no kneading vital.

The recipe, and its imitators, led to an explosion in beginner baking, and it additionally modified skilled baking, the chef J. Kenji López-Alt writes. And it modified his life, too. “Studying how time can do the be just right for you turned me from somebody who baked maybe one or two loaves a yr into somebody who throws collectively dough on a whim earlier than bedtime a number of occasions a month,” he writes.

The essential directions: Combine flour, water, salt and yeast in a bowl simply till all of them come collectively. Cowl the bowl and let it sit in your counter in a single day. The subsequent day, form it right into a free loaf, let it proof, then bake it in a preheated Dutch oven with the lid on.

A little bit extra effort — a number of stretches and folds — provides the dough extra construction, leading to larger elasticity and a denser, extra compact crumb.

D.I.Y.: Right here’s López-Alt’s updated recipe for no-knead bread. And, for those who’d wish to take it up a notch, his low-knead alternative.

That’s it for right now’s briefing. See you subsequent time. — Natasha

P.S. Our meals editor Sam Sifton joined the “Rachael Ray Show” to share a meatball salad recipe from his new cookbook, “The New York Instances Cooking No-Recipe Recipes.”

The most recent episode of “The Daily” is about vaccine-hesitant folks in rural Tennessee.

Claire Moses contributed to right now’s Arts and Concepts. You possibly can attain Natasha and the group at briefing@nytimes.com.