Al-Aqsa complex is the center of new wave of tensions between Israel and Palestinian people, raising concerns about consequences.
It’s been over a year since clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops erupted into a full-fledged war in Gaza. Another Ramadan took for the eruption of a new wave the city, raising worries that the 2021 tragedies of 2021 may take the scene again.
With the entrance of Israeli riot police to the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex yesterday, around 160 Palestinian worshipers faced injuries. people threw Stones at the security officers and firecrackers.
In Palestinian lands at the East Jerusalem which is under Israeli occupation, the Al-Aqsa complex is located on a plateau. In the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel conquered the facility and eventually annexed it, a move that was largely against the international regulations.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islamic holiest centers, is at the heart of the complex. The Prophet Muhammad had risen to heaven from the Dome of the Rock, an edifice aging 14 centuries.
The site is also regarded as Temple Mount by Jewish community, as it is where they think the temples of Bible originally stood. The disputed location was at the center of Israel’s seven-decade colonizing force in Palestine.
In recent weeks, dozens of people have died in violent attacks on both sides, causing widespread anger. Jerusalem’s tension is rising as the holidays of Ramadan, Passover, and Easter all take place during the current month.
Palestinian PM denounced the Israeli security’s attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Mohammad Shtayyeh described it a violent attack on worshippers and a grave signal. A spokesperson for Hamas warned that Israel‘s utilization violence at the sacred site will not remain overseen. Gaza’s ruling party expressed its positions during a rally in the city.
“We will draw the line again in defense of Jerusalem and we will launch a new era; weapons for weapons, and force will only be met by force, and we will defend Jerusalem by all our might,” these remarks by Hamas major official promises new round of bloody confrontations in Gaza and elsewhere.
Palestinian armed factions launched missiles into Israel during last Ramadan, in May 2021, after Hamas insisted that Israeli police leave Al-Aqsa complex and Sheikh Jarrah. Last year, demonstrations and clashes erupted after a court threatened to evict Palestinian inhabitants of Sheikh Jarrah.
250 from the Palestinian people and 13 from the other side were victims of the 11-day battle that ensued. Israeli PM said officials are attempting to reinstate stability in Jerusalem and around the country. If the situation worsened, Naftali Bennett, said, security personnel would be ready. “We are preparing for any scenario and the security forces are ready for any task,” he asserted in a statement.
over the previous weeks, several attacks have promised escalating tensions in Palestinian lands. A Palestinian man from a refugee center in the West Bank opened fire at a Tel Aviv pub, killing three people. The attack was the most recent in a series of Palestinian assaults in Israeli cities, which have claimed the lives of 14 Israelis.
During the first three months of 2022, the Israeli military has murdered 47 Palestinian people. That figure is five times more than Palestinians murdered by the Israeli forces during the same timeframe in 2021.
For Palestinians, the attacks represent chances for restoring and securing their lost rights and claims for lands in the future. They use every chance and every device to drive the occupiers out of the lands They lost during seven decades.