Jerusalem: Why are tensions soaring?

published 2 months ago by France 24

Tensions in Jerusalem reach a fever pitch, as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close. Israel's army chief has ordered troop reinforcements to the south of the country, after rockets were fired from Gaza. The barrage of rockets from Hamas came following clashes which broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security personnel at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The holiest site in Jerusalem is considered sacred to both Muslims and Jews. Our Jerusalem correspondent Irris Makler tells us more.

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