More clashes between Israelis and Palestinians at al-Aqsa mosque

On Sunday, about 40 Jewish settlers along with 20 Israeli security forces forced their way into the al-Aqsa compound and used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse Muslim who were protesting the settler’s “incursion.” Altercations have continued for a second day today.

Advice For Travellers

The al-Aqsa complex is a holy site for both Jews and Muslims and is a contentious source of religious and political tension between Israel and the Palestinians.

Most travellers visiting the area do not have problems. However, travellers should be aware that tensions periodically run high, and the al-Aqsa compound is a flashpoint for violence.