Clashes at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Conflict erupted with Palestinians when Jews tried to enter the mosque to mark the Tisha B’Av holiday. Israeli police entered the complex and reportedly clashed with Palestinian youths.

Advice For Travellers

Ownership of the al-Aqsa mosque is a contentious issue between Israelis and Palestinians and is a sacred place for both Jews and Muslims.

Most foreigners visiting the area do not have problems. However, travellers should be aware that tensions periodically run high at the al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem.