Festive Photos in Al-Quds Conceal the Potential for Escalation

Oct 05, 2023 07:25 am
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Haaretz – Adapted

The writer of this essay discusses frequent invasions into Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa as well as celebrations by extremist settlers taking place nearby. Numerous Jews were caught on camera spitting at churches and Muslims in the vicinity of the celebrations. Two Palestinian ladies were shoved by an Israeli policewoman in the Buraq courtyard, and radicals who planned to perform Talmudic rituals in the Al-Aqsa were banned there.

In contrast to Israeli police removing dozens of Palestinian activists from the Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa, the writer states that the temple's groups brought 1800 illegal settlers to the mosque. It's worth noting that tension has historically been brought on by these limits and provocations.

The writer continues by stating that the Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa repeatedly troubled the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, beginning with the 1996 tunnel events, continuing through the 2015 knife uprising, and concluding with the 2017 electronic gates events.

The writer comes to the conclusion that every time, Israelis and Palestinians paid with their lives; as a result of the recklessness. He says that Netanyahu takes seriously the security service's warnings, but it is unclear that the leadership of the government is actually in his hands.