The barbaric assault launched by Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group, and the retaliation by Israel has left almost 1,000 folks useless. Within the shock assault, Hamas, on Saturday, launced 5,000 rockets on Israel. The fighters of the terrorist group have additionally taken Israeli civilians and troopers hostage.
As per Hamas, that is the beginning of “Operation Al-Aqsa Deluge,” reported The Occasions Of Israel.
Muhammad Deif, army commander of the group, in a recorded message, stated, “In the present day the individuals are regaining their revolution,” the report added.
Muhammad Deif additionally said that Hamas launched greater than 5,000 misiles on Israel. He has additionally requested the “Palestinians residing in East Jerusalem to affix the forces and expel the occupiers and demolish the partitions.”
Why is Al-Aqsa mosque so essential in Islam?
Al-Aqsa mosque is taken into account because the third holiest by the Muslims, after Mecca and Medina. The mosque is located on a hill recognized to Jews as Har ha-Bayit, or Temple Mount, and to Muslims internationally as al-Haram al-Sharif, or The Noble Sanctuary. This place lies within the coronary heart of Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis, reported information company Reuters.
Additionally it is the house to 2 Muslim holy locations – the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, also referred to as the Qibli Mosque, which was constructed within the eighth century AD, the report added.
The mosque’s historical past
It overlooks the Western Wall, which is taken into account as one of the sacred locations of prayers for Jews. It’s being stated that the primary temple was construsted 3,000 years in the past by biblical King Solomon.
In 1967, throughout Center East Conflict, the location was captured by Israel. Later, Israel “annexed it with the remainder of East Jerusalem and adjoining elements of the West Financial institution in a transfer not acknowledged internationally,” the Retuers report added.
How Al-Aqsa mosque turned focus of Israeli-Palestinian tensions?
The battle associated to the mosque has at all times triggered tensions between Israel and Gaza.
In 2021, the clashes between the 2 sides had led to a 10-day-long battle killing greater than 200 Palestinians and 10 Isralies, reported New York Occasions.
In April, this yr, Israel police officers acquired right into a combat with Palestinians that led to a cross-border trade of fireside. The conflict was reported hours after over 350 folks had been arrested and eliminated grom the compound, Reuters stated.
As per Waqf employees, police had used rubber bullets and stun grenandes to evacuate the compound. It occurred through the holy month of Ramadan.
“Israel’s raid into Al-Aqsa mosque, its assault on worshippers, is a slap to latest US efforts which tried to create calm and stability through the month of Ramadan,” Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, was quoted as saying.