Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Historical background of the Gaza conflict

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Jerusalem's sacred sites are a combustible mix of religion and politics. Disputes over the fate of Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighbourhoods triggered the most recent spate of bloodshed (Andrew Lawler). From the Damascus Gate to the tomb of Sheikh Jarrah, Saladin's physician, to the Tomb of the Kings and the grave of a Roman centurion that was traditionally assigned to Simeon the Just. A court case concerning property disputes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood led to protests there and at the Temple Mount. And the protests spread, leading to the Gaza conflict.

Let's hope the ceasefire holds.

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