Breaking news out of Jerusalem where reportedly 4 Palestinians attacked Israeli soldiers forcing the defense force to open fire with thousands of people visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest city in Sunni Islam.

The best coverage in English so far is a Twitter user with Palestinian sympathies. However, he indicates that over 300,000 Muslims were at the mosque when the attack happened. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and tension are high. Al-Monitor reported 

The biggest Israeli flag ever,” measuring 180 square meters (2,034 square feet) and weighing 40 kilos (88 pounds), was flown on Ammunition Hill, a symbol of Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War.

And just last month their was a scuffle over Israelis singing their national anthem on Jerusalem day outside Al-Aqsa Mosques.

Security was tight but attackers still managed to get through and attack soldiers protecting the crowd and keeping order.

Here is a video that is from right outside of the Mosque posted on twitter

It translates to “First moments from the scene of the operation

This post will be updated when more concrete details emerge in English.

 

**Update**

This is the first and only attack on the State of Israel from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Miraculous that it took this long, but ISIS claiming an attack in Jerusalem has great significant meaning for the enemy of conservatives whom they claim to engage. Yet, they seem to have missed what it means to Palestinians and Israelis when one his the old city.

 

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