- Feb 17, 2020
The Palestinian Red Crescent said 37 Palestinians were wounded, including some by rubber bullets and beatings. The new violence came shortly after worshipers rushed to pray at Jerusalem mosque that was reopened following an 11-day Muslim prayer boycott over the Israeli security measures.
A Vatican diplomat has told the UN Security Council the historical status quo of the holy sites in the Holy Land is “a matter of profound sensitivities,” and reminded them that Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Israel sparked a crisis by unilaterally installing metal detectors at the Temple Mount, leading to Muslims accusing the Jewish state of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.
Israel has begun removing metal detectors it installed in response to an Arab attack that killed two Israeli police guards at the Muslim-administered area of the Temple Mount, leading to protests from Muslims accusing Israel of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.