Videos of Israeli forces spraying the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque with sewage-like water to disburse and discourage the worshippers are being circulated on social media.
The videos triggered anger among Muslim social media users who slammed Israel for the desecration of the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque. Some netizens argued that it was not sewage water but a skunk water Israel invented as one means to assault the protestors.
Skunk water has been invented by an Israeli company. It is a truly putrid stench prepared by mixing yeast, baking powder, and water. Experts say that it is worse than sewage. It was first used by the Israeli military against demonstrators in the West Bank in 2008. Since then, it has become a regular sight as military tanks spray skunk on demonstrators.
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The smell of the skunk water can remain on the skin and in the environment for days. “Once I was trapped against a wall and covered head to toe in skunk,” a Palestinian photographer once narrated his account to BBC.
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“Afterwards my car stank and my wife made me undress outside the house. One of my cameras was destroyed and the rest of my kit still smell,” he added water.
There has been a protest against Israel for ceasefire violation just a few weeks after the deadly attack on Palestinians in Gaza. The recent bout of bombing on Gaza has caused immense damage to human lives and property.
To rehabilitate the city, Qatar had announced it would provide $500 million for Gaza’s reconstruction after the Palestinian enclave was battered by Israeli airstrikes in 11 days of hostilities between the Jewish state and armed Palestinian groups.
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“The state of Qatar announces $500 million in support for the reconstruction of Gaza,” Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani tweeted.
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The funds aim to help Gazans “face the life challenges posed by the recent Israeli attacks, and to contribute to the reconstruction of service facilities in Gaza… in addition to the homes that were destroyed”, the official QNA news agency said.
The worst exchange of fire in years between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in the enclave started on May 10 after clashes in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, which is also revered by Jews as the Temple Mount.