Just as Jews in Israel intended to observe the Shavuot holiday peacefully, clashes erupted once again on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Sunday between Israeli security forces and Palestinians.
According to credible news sources, a swarm of Palestinian rioters barricaded themselves inside the Al Aqsa mosque, and hurled rocks and other objects at the Israeli forces, who acted as a buffer between them and Jewish visitors to the site.
Shavuot, in the Jewish tradition, was in ancient times, one of the three holidays when all ancient Israelites who were able, would make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem, as commanded by the Torah.
The Israel Police condemned the rioters in a statement, saying they had “once again desecrated the sanctity of the mosque.” “Israel police forces are taking actions to maintain the order and to enable safe visits,” the statement continued, stressing that freedom of worship would be upheld at the site.
Luckily no one was injured in the process.