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Everything you want to know about Al-Rahma Gate and the construction of a temple in Al-Aqsa

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The events that broke out yesterday at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in light of the occupation chaining Al-Rahma Gate closed, were only a natural result of the successive measures taken by the occupation to Judaise Al-Aqsa. It did so by taking control of Al-Rahma Gate and building a temple in the eastern area of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

First, Al-Rahma Gate is the biggest and most beautiful gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque (Westerners call it the Golden Gate). The word “gate” may be misleading, as it is actually a small building after it had been a main gate leading to Al-Aqsa used by the Umayyads.

The gate was closed from the outside with stones due to the occupation’s desire to control those entering Al-Aqsa through it. All of the doors that lead straight outside of Jerusalem were closed.

Second, the Israelis are working to gradually control Al-Aqsa, not to destroy it, as most people think. They take small steps to test the waters, and if the Muslims’ reaction is minimal, they take another step, and if it is violent, they stop and wait until the situation calms down.

READ: Israel closes gate to Al-Aqsa Mosque

Third, after the occupation seized control of the western wall of Al-Aqsa, Al-Buraq Wall in 1967, it set its sights on the southern and eastern sides of Al-Aqsa.


© Middle East Monitor