Today on Accent of Women, we look at the most recent Israeli aggression against Palestinians, specifically in the Al-Aqsa compound of Jerusalem.
Supposedly in retaliation to an attack by Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque in mid-July, Israel restricted who could pray there, installed metal detectors and commenced harrassing and arresting worshippers. Al-Aqsa compound is also a sacred site for Jews – known as Temple Mount. While arguably, Al-Aqsa mosque has been re-opened to Palestinians, harrassment and arrests continue, as does the violence.
To discuss the situation in Palestine and the context leading up to closure of Al-Aqsa mosque, Reem Yunis Palestinian activist and socialist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Jiselle Hanna and Lourdes Garcia-Larque