The recent round of protests was held on (https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/144575/jewish/What-Is-Tisha-BAv.htm) Tisha B'Av
Activists also used a day of Jewish mourning, Tisha B'Av
, earlier this month to spotlight the plight of immigrants.
The violence erupted after Israeli policemen fired stun grenades and tear gas at the Palestinians who had finished their Eid prayers at the compound, allowing, in a rare move, Israeli settlers to enter the holy site to mark the fasting and mourning day of Tisha B'Av
Police had initially barred Jews from visiting the site on August 11 in a bid to ease tensions on a day important to believers in both religions, with the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av
coincidingwith the start of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha.
Summary: Amman [Jordan], Aug 19 (ANI): Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned Israel's ambassador to the country, Amir Weissbrod, in protest over last week's clashes at Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound, when Jewish worshipers were allowed on the site to commemorate Tisha B'Av
, which coincided with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
The recent Israeli assault came a week after Israeli forces invaded Al Aqsa mosque compound and assaulted Palestinian worshippers during Eid Al Adha prayers on Monday, August 11.The forces used tear gas, sound grenades, and rubber bullets to drive worshippers out of the holy site, as dozens of Jewish settlers came to mark what they call the holiday of Tisha B'Av
.The assault resulted in at least 14 injuries among Palestinians.
Sunday marked the start of Eid Al-Adha, which coincided with the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av
, when Jews mourn the destruction of the temples and other disasters in Jewish history.
Similarly, last week Eid Al-Adha fell on the same day of Tisha B'Av
, when Jewish people mourn the destruction of the temples that once stood there.
All of these tragedies (and more) have found their way into the ritualized Tisha B'Av
The Islamic holiday coincided this year with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B'Av
, a solemn day in which Jews reflect on the destruction of both temples and other calamities, with many Jews choosing to fast.
Jews are also observing on Sunday the Ninth of Av (Tisha B'av
), a day of fasting and mourning for the destruction of the two Biblical temples which stood at the site in antiquity.
The three bodies in a statement issued today stressed the need to head toward al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday, first day of Eid, in response to calls made by Jewish groups, known as 'Temple Mount' organizations, to prevent Muslims from entering the mosque and allow the intrusion of settlers to mark the so-called Tisha B'Av
fast to mourn the destruction of the biblical temples.