JERUSALEM — Whether or not it’s the beginning of a third intifada in Jerusalem and surrounding territories, the recent spate of violence has everyone on edge.
Initially, tensions at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s walled Old City, where Palestinians fear Israel wants to change the status quo, reignited violence. The site is Islam’s third holiest shrine, and also revered by Jews. Now, it’s hard to say what causes any one act of violence, as the cycle self-perpetuates.
So far, 23 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed. Around 20 Israelis and more than 500 Palestinians have been injured.
On Sunday, a pregnant Palestinian mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed when their house in the Gaza Strip collapsed after an Israeli air strike that allegedly targeted a Hamas weapons site.
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