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Severe Clashes as Jewish Settlers Enter Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

Over the weekend on June 1, 2019, Israeli protesters and settlers flooded East Jerusalem to gain entry to al-Aqsa Mosque compound. IDF personnel reportedly cleared the area in front of the mosque to allow settlers to dance and chant. PHOTO: ZeroHedge/Quds News Network

By Tyler Durden | 3 June 2019

ZERO HEDGE — Surreal footage shows a massive riot broke out inside al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on Sunday, with Israeli security forces storming Islam’s third holiest site, which sits atop Temple Mount.

It all started when Jews were controversially allowed entrance to the compound to celebrate Jerusalem Day which marks Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. In response to reports that Jewish entrance was imminent, Palestinians began to riot, which included throwing stones, chairs, and objects at entering police.

Multiple reports noted the incident marked the first time in about three decades that Jews were allowed access to the compound during the final days of the month of Ramadan, which was likely the result of Israeli authorities feeling emboldened by the US formal recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital last year. […]

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