15:36, 12 August 2019
Hamas terrorist group urged Palestinians to come into conflict with Israeli troops in Jerusalem. The representatives of the group stated that saint Islamic objects in the Israeli capital are under threat, as Israel Hayom reported.
“We call on all Muslims and Palestinians to go and protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque [the large mosque on Temple Mount] from the Zionist occupier,” Hamas said in a statement. “We commend all those who fight back against the Israelis settlers,” Hamas urged.
This call was revealed a few hours after Muslims and Israeli police clashed on the Temple Mount during pray dedicated to the Islamic holiday Id al-Adha, on Sunday.
This year, the Islamic holiday coincided with the European holiday Tisha B’Av, a solemn day when Jewish people are thinking about destruction of the temples and other disasters, and many believers prefer to fast.