The New York Times reported that the Israeli administration has now allowed Jews to offer prayers at the contested Al-Aqsa mosque compound. As of now, only Muslims were allowed to offer prayers in the main compound, while Jews were allowed to pray at the western wall below. But now, as global calls increase and as the Neftali Bennett administration enhances its stronghold, it is allowing more and more number of Jews to pray there, the report said.
The Al Aqsa mosque has been a flashpoint between the Palestinians and Jews for centuries. While the Palestinians consider it the third holiest place for Islam, Jews rever it to Temple Mount- the holiest site in Judaism. Frequent flashpoints at the site have triggered not only a war of nerves but also ammunitions between Muslims and Jews.