Tree catches fire in Jerusalem's Al Aqsa compound, no damage to mosque

Jerusalem - Witnesses said the blaze was caused accidentally by Palestinians who had thrown fireworks.



Israelis gather at the Western Wall as a blaze is seen in the background at the compound that houses Al Aqsa mosque.
Israelis gather at the Western Wall as a blaze is seen in the background at the compound that houses Al Aqsa mosque.

By Reuters

Published: Mon 10 May 2021, 9:57 PM

Last updated: Mon 10 May 2021, 10:03 PM

A tree caught fire outside Al Aqsa mosque on Monday, but the blaze was quickly put out and no damage was caused to the mosque, witnesses told Reuters.

Tension has been high in Jerusalem and the witnesses said the blaze was caused accidentally by Palestinians who had thrown fireworks.

Israeli police and Palestinians had clashed at the site earlier in the day.


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