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Nigerian Jews hold special prayer for Israel in Onitsha

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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

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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.

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Amid the growing tensions in the region, some Igbo Jews converged in Onitsha Synagogue to hold special prayer for Israel.

 
 
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