In 1928 the Muslims tried to gain from the British the sole rights over the Wailing Wall, including a small space used by the Jews since the days of the Mamluks. Meanwhile, bricks from the “reconstruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” fell “accidentally” on Jewish worshipers. The muezzins increased the volume of their call to prayer to disturb the Jewish payers. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin Al-Husseini, ordered (August 1929) opening the southern side of the alley that crosses the Wall. Mules passed through the alley, usually throwing their wastes and bothering the Jews that were praying in this holy site. This resulted in protests of the Jews to the British, who remained indifferent. The Jewish community was requesting that the Wall remain in Jewish hands (the Temple Mount, the most sacred site of Judaism, remained under Muslim domain). On August/14/2019, after the attacks against the Jews who were praying in the Wall, 6,000 Jews protested in Tel-Aviv: “The Wall is ours”. The next day, on the fasting day for the Jews (Yom Kippur), 300 Jewish youth raised the flag and sang Hatikva (the hymn of the Zionist movement) facing the Wall. A day later, on Aug/16/1929, an organized mob of 2000 Muslims descended to the Wailing Wall and Destroyed liturgical objects, burned prayer books and plea notes. During the week of the unrest, at least 133 Jews were murdered, 116 Arabs lost their lives, and 339 were injured. As still happens currently, Muslims instigated the crowds accusing Jews of robbing holy Muslim sited. The instigators assured that the Jews had burnt the Mosque. The main instigators were the Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini (later a noticeable Nazi ally) and Aref Al-Aref.
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