Some Nigerian Jews of Igbo extraction have reportedly held a special prayer for Israel amid it’s ongoing conflict with Palestine.
There have been cross-border fighting between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza over the past one week.
It all began with a number of separate but interrelated incidents in East Jerusalem, which escalated, became militarised.
On the evening of 7 May, Israeli police clashed with young Palestinians and used force against worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque inside the walled Old City, injuring dozens
Responding to the events in Jerusalem that same day, Hamas’s military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, admonished Israel to halt violence against Palestinians in the city.
It issued an ultimatum for Israel to withdraw its forces from Al-aqsa and Sheikh Jarrah.
Shortly after the deadline expired, Hamas fired a series of rockets toward Jerusalem. Israeli forces retaliated by launching airstrikes on Gaza.
Amid the growing tensions in the region, some Igbo Jews converged in Onitsha Synagogue to hold special prayer for Israel.
— South East Daily (@southeastdaily) May 16, 2021