Israel has been attacked with rockets from lebanon. The Israeli military announced on Thursday that a missile had been successfully intercepted. According to local media reports, a second missile was fired from southern Lebanon at targets in Israel. Air raid alarms have been raised in several places in northern Israel, the military said. Lebanese security circles said artillery shells had landed in southern Lebanon.
For the second day in a row, Palestinian raiders launched rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. There were no reports of injuries. For two days in a row, Israeli police officers and Palestinians clashed on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. According to eyewitnesses, the police tried to get Palestinians out of the al-Aqsa mosque, using stun grenades and rubber bullets.
According to the Israeli police, they felt compelled to act on the first night after “masked agitators” had holed up on the premises. More than 350 people were arrested and taken away. According to rescue workers, dozens of people were injured, including Israeli security forces. The Red Crescent accused the Israelis of preventing paramedics from reaching the mosque.
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is a holy site for Muslims and Jews. Tensions have increased there in recent years. This year, a further complication is that the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, coincides with the Jewish Passover and Christian Easter, which means that more people from all religious groups are visiting the site.
The latest escalation came amid incursions by Israeli security forces into the West Bank in recent months, which have killed more than 250 Palestinians and arrested thousands. More than 40 Israelis and three Ukrainians have been killed in attacks by Palestinians.