Storming Al-Aqsa Compound Again

Storming Al-Aqsa Compound Again

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

While rubble in Gaza still smolders from Israeli aggression, shredded bodies and body parts continue to be found, and surviving family members mourn their lost loved ones, Netanyahu regime supported racist settlers again stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday — protected by heavily armed security forces.

Storming the compound and mosque by Israeli security forces earlier in May, attacking worshipers inside with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades and beatings — along with wanting Sheikh Jarrah residents dispossessed of their homes and land — led to 11 days of war when Hamas retaliated against Israeli aggression.

Sunday’s incident came two days after Israeli security forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque violently for the second time this month.

Once again, they brutally attacked worshipers inside after Friday prayers with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber-coated steel bullets, and beatings.

Claiming it was to quell a “riot” was a bald-faced Big Lie.

At least two dozen Palestinians were injured. Significant damage was done to the mosque and compound.

As part of daily state terror throughout the Occupied Territories daily, storming the Al-Aqsa compound occurred for the 3rd time this month on Sunday — this time by heavily protected racist settlers.

According to the Palestinian WAFA news agency and eye-witnesses, Israeli police paved the way for escorting settlers to the compound.

During early Sunday morning prayers, Israeli police stormed the mosque and severely beat worshipers inside once again.

An Al-Aqsa guard said at least six worshipers were arrested for trying to film Israeli war on Palestinians by other means.

On orders from the Netanyahu regime, Israeli police barred worshipers under age-45 from entering the mosque, a right of all Muslims.

Are Netanyahu and hardliners around him seeking to reignite hot war on Gaza?

Are they displeased for having been pressured to end aggression after 11 days, wanting it continued much longer?

Will they orchestrate a false flag to resume aggression on the Strip if ongoing tactics for more war don’t work?

A brief online check spotted no Western media reports about the latest Israeli provocation.

Extremist settlers want the third Jewish temple rebuilt where the Al-Aqsa Mosque and compound now stand.

Supported by Netanyahu and other dominant Israeli hardliners, they seek endless violence against Palestinians.

According to Yesh Din volunteers for human rights, they commit violence against Palestinians throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem “daily” — supported by Israeli security forces.

When Palestinians under attack defend themselves, they’re falsely accused of terrorism — a longstanding US/Western/Israeli specialty.

Since May 10, Israeli police and other security forces killed at least 25 Palestinians, injuring many others, making countless politicized arrests.

They occur daily for invented reasons. So does forever Israeli violence against Palestinians.

US/Western support permits anything goes Israeli state terror.

On September 28, 2000, when heavily armed Israeli security forces accompanied Aerial Sharon likeminded Likudnik extremists on a provocative visit to what Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary where the Al-Aqsa Mosque is located, the second Intifada erupted and continued until 2005.

Will ongoing events result in history repeating?

Will more Israeli aggression on Gaza happen soon, not later?

Will Palestinians continue to be falsely blamed for Israeli high crimes against them?

Whichever right wing of the US war party runs things, support for Israel by Washington is one-sided.

It’s just a matter of time before daily Israeli violence throughout the Occupied Territories explodes to more Israeli-initiated full-scale war.

Perhaps next time it’ll continue for weeks with devastating horrors inflicted on long-suffering Palestinians.

My two Wall Street books are timely reading:

“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”


“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity” 

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