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Watch: Temple Mount Is On Fire Near Aqsa Mosque As Jerusalem Unrest Intensifies

An area sacred to both Jews and Muslims, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, caught fire as a Palestinian uprising across various parts of Israel appears to be in progress overnight

Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is considered the third holiest site in Islam, sits atop Temple Mount – which in ancient times was site of the Second Jewish Temple. At least one large tree atop the sacred site is ablaze, multiple social media videos show, after fireworks were shot amid rioting during clashes with police. The area has been deeply contested since the founding of the nation-state of Israel during the first half of the 20th century.

A correspondent with Middle East Eye later in the night reported there’s been “no damage to the Al Aqsa mosque itself.”

Each side is now blaming the other for starting the fire, with Israeli youth participating in controversial ‘Jerusalem Day’ marches appearing to positively celebrate that a location so near Al-Aqsa Mosque caught fire.

It’s as yet unclear if the fire is spreading, as it could actually threaten the nearly 1000-year old mosque building and complex. Some reports suggested it’s now been contained or had burned out.

Palestinians are clashing both with police and the thousands of right-wing Jewish settler groups that swarmed the walled ‘old city’ on Jerusalem Day.

It’s being widely reported that the fires started amid the clashes between Muslim and Jewish protesters and rioters.

Inside Al-Aqsa Mosque earlier in the day as Israeli police moved in…

Chaos is breaking lose with many commentators noting tensions are on knife’s edge, to the point we are likely about to witness a new Palestinian Intifada.

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Tyler Durden
Mon, 05/10/2021 – 14:42
Source: Zero Hedge News

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