Digital Desk, Jerusalem. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has begun once more. On Tuesday, Palestine’s Hamas (Israel considers it a terrorist organization) target of Tel Aviv, Ashkelon and Holon in Israel. In response, the Israeli Air Force attacked the Hamas-occupied Gaza Strip and demolished the 13-story building. This type of situation has been created in this area after 2014 and there are no signs of this fight coming to an end.
Hamas rocket attack killed five Israelis and injured dozens, including three women and a child, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Many high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip fell to the ground in attacks by Israel. It also includes a 13-storey building. It had the office of the political wing of Hamas. One witness said that Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in a matter of minutes. Police and security establishments were targeted in this. During this time, a wall of dark brown smoke was seen above Gaza City. So far 35 Palestinians, including 10 children, have died in Gaza. More than 200 people have been injured.
Jerusalem has both Jewish and Muslim holy sites. It was captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Israel considers Jerusalem its undivided capital. Whereas Palestinians consider East Jerusalem the capital of the future nation. They do not recognize Israel as a country. They believe that the Jewish country has occupied the land of the Palestinian people. This city is not only religiously important but also very important diplomatically and politically.
Why do Israelis consider it a holy place?
In the ghetto itself is the Kotel or Western Wall. This is the remaining part of the Wall of the Mount. It is believed that once the holy temple of the Jews was at this place. Within this sacred site was the Holy of the Holies or the holiest place of the Jews. The Jews believe that this is the place from which the world was created. Today the Western Wall is the nearest place from which Jews can worship the Holy of the Holies. Every year tens of millions of Jews from all over the world arrive and feel connected with their heritage.
Why do Muslims believe in holy places?
The Dome of the Rock and Masjid Al Aqsa are situated on a plateau here. It is called Muslim Haram Al Sharif or Holy Place. Masjid Al Aqsa is the third holiest site in Islam. It is managed by an Islamic trust called Waqf. Muslims believe that Prophet Mohammed traveled from Mecca to here in one night and discussed it with the spirits of the Prophet. A few steps away from here is the holy stone. It is believed that Prophet Mohammad traveled to Jannat from here. Everyday thousands of Muslims visit this holy site and pray. In the month of Ramadan, these numbers are very high on the day of gambling.