Clashes break out at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

Clashes break out at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

Reports indicate Palestinians threw a fire bomb at an Israeli police post at a the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount Tuesday. Tensions in the holy compound have risen in recent weeks after the site’s Muslim administrators reopened an office complex sealed by Israel during a Palestinian uprising in 2003. Both sides believe the offices will be converted to a mosque/synagogue by the other side.

MightyMargulis
MightyMargulis
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Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Firebombs, knives and car-rammings, Palestinians are as peaceful as can be. Guess there was no women and children nearby to use as human shields!

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

My knowledge of Israel is patchy at best. Can someone fill me in? My current understanding: * Ottoman empire. Islamic. Keeps Jews as slaves for 700+ years. * WWI. Arabic revolt. The Saudi's, backed by the British, wipe out the Ottoman empire, and the land is split between Saudi Arabia and Britain. * Saudis use their half to create Turkey, also Islamic. * Brits fear if they give their half to an Islamic independence as well, it may allow the Ottoman empire to rekindle, so instead announce the land for the Islamic's slaves: the Jews. * Islamics protest because something to do with Jerusalem. The Brits entertain negotiations. * 30yrs later no agreement, WWII happens. Holocaust. Everyone feels bad for the Jews. The installment of Israel is fast-tracked. Jerusalem is split in half because something to do with religion. * Islamics don't want to share Jerusalem, so go to war. Jews won. * 20 years later, Islamics still salty. They try to strangle Israel by cutting off it's sea trade. Jews retaliate with war. And win. Again. And occupy Islamic land. * Islamics claim land taken should be returned, because after WWII there was an agreement that war cannot be used to take land, or something like that. * Jews claim land taken is rightfully theirs, because they didn't use war to take it. They were defending against a war the Islamics started by throttling sea trade. * USA sides with Jews. Jews keep land. * 50 more years of escalating tit for tat, including both sides engaging in gross human rights violations, like butchering babies. * Trump tells everyone to calm the fuck down. * Jews calm down. Islamics respond by rolling burning tires into Israel. * Trump moderates by saying if the Islamics can't share the toy (Jerusalem), then they can't play with it at all. Says all of Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. Expects the world to follow suit. * No one follows, but he gets lip service from a dozen or so countries. * Nothing has changed. The Islamics are still unable to accept the fact that they lost the land when the Ottoman empire fell 100 years ago, and are still picking fights they can't win. Is this basically right? Am I missing any key points? Why can't the Islamics just go live in the Islamic half of the old Ottoman empire? (Turkey)

MightyMargulis
MightyMargulis 1 year

more violence by Palestinians that are afraid Jews and Christians will start to be allowed to pray at their holiest site, a right only muslims are afforded currently. sadly

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