Israel National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir visited Al-Aqsa Mosque early on Tuesday morning for the first time after taking charge as the minister in the newly formed government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.
He visited the site early in the morning with security to avoid unknown threats and clashes despite the threats from Hamas who were elected by the people of Gaza. After the visit, he stated that their government will not concede to the threats made by Hamas, citing the place is important for the people of Israel. Sources say.
Gaza Strip ruled by Hamas, says the visit of the Israeli minister could lead to serious escalation. As per the rules of Al-Aqsa mosque, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter inside the dome structure, they opposed Ben Gvir’s visit as he made provocations against Palestinians in the Gaza strip.
About Al-Aqsa Mosque:
The Mount is a holy site for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious people. Jewish believed that the site is the Jweshis’ historic holistic site, it is the third holiest site for Muslims after Mecca and Madina. The temple rules prohibit offering prayers by Christians and Jews but can view as visitors.
Israel’s opposition leader warns against the move made by the minister, stating that it could lead to violence by putting lives in danger. citing the situation could lead to escalation at the Mosque.
Muslims are allowed to offer prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque as per the status quo, The site is a sensitive issue internationally representing as a holy site for multiple religions. Many Arab nations condemn the move made by the minister.
The conflict between Isreal and Palestine:
The conflict between Isreal and Palestine arises dates back centuries when Jews believed that the land was their ancestral home, which was opposed by the Palestinians who were living there for ages. In 1967 a war broke out between Israel and Palestine when Israel occupied the places like the west bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. However, later they evacuated from Gaza but still, the conflict arises as the Palestinians say East Jerusalem would be their future capital.
In recent years, there were frequent attacks made by both parties, Israelis and Hamas do strike each other leading to many casualties on both sides. The Gaza strip is the most sensitive region that shares a border region with Israel often leads to conflicts.