Israeli Invasion of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound Shows Conflict Remains Hot Despite Ceasefire, Angers Muslims Worldwide

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      l Jazeera reports, “For his part, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, said that the occupation forces detained 20 young men at the Lions Gate and 20 others at the Council Gate. He added that the occupation soldiers stormed the Al-Aqsa compound and their arrival at the Dome of the Rock Mosque terrified the worshipers and violated the sanctity of the place.”

      Reuters reports that Israeli police say that demonstrators threw stones and some molotov cocktails at Israeli security forces, provoking the invasion of the mosque compound. Arabic language reports say that it was the celebratory rallies that provoked Israeli ire.

      The confrontation lasted about an hour. Despite its brief duration, it demonstrates that the underlying causes of the recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza and crack down on Jerusalem and West Bank Palestinians have not changed in the least, and the situation remains volatile.

      Muslims around the world have been deeply angered by Israeli incursions into the al-Aqsa compound, the third holiest site in Islam. Rallies were held all over Pakistan (pop. 216 mn.) on Friday, as well as in other Muslim countries.

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      David the Gnome
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      Among them, I firmly believe, are places of prayer and worship.

      Now I don’t know all the details of what happened because I was not there.  Still, it is not a place to be invaded, it is not a place for armed soldiers or police.  Not a mosque, a church or a temple.

      I am not a fan of organized religion – but I do hold some things to be sacred.  Among them, the peace of places of worship and prayer.  Sanctuary – and those who disrespect and disregard it are scum.

      Times like this, I wonder at the existence of any kind of God.  Would such a being permit their place to be invaded?

      Of course… the other question is why humanity permits it.

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