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Footage shows blaze on Temple Mount during Jerusalem Day celebrations

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11.05.2021

Video footage shared widely on social media showed a fire that broke out during violent clashes on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday night, at a point that overlooks the Western Wall, with flames billowing into the sky as Jewish worshipers below celebrated Jerusalem Day.

The incident came as hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with security forces in the Temple Mount compound following days of turmoil in the capital.

In one video, thousands of Jewish Israelis can be seen singing and dancing as they face toward the Western Wall, with the fire clearly visible above them.

MK Ayman Odeh, who leads the predominantly Arab Joint List alliance in the Knesset, tweeted the video with the remark “Shocking.”

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