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100,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem stood up to the heavily armed Israelis with their bare chests. The calendar brought the people of Jerusalem to a potential crash, and there was no one wise enough to avoid it. The first day of Eid Al Ahda fell on Sunday, August 11, which also coincided with what is considered to be the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’av. While top Jewish rabbis have ruled since 1967 that it is “forbidden for Jews to go up to the Temple Mount”, a small group of extremist Jews has been growing in numbers and demanding the right, not only to visit Al Aqsa Mosque, but also to hold prayers there. The issue had come to a head back in 2014, when the attempts by ... Full story

15 August