Why is al-Aqsa mosque compound a recurrent flash point?

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Why is al-Aqsa mosque compound a recurrent flash point?
Hundreds of Jewish settlers and far-right groups entered al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday.

Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem is one of the most sacred sites in Islam. The compound is also claimed by Jews. It has been central to years of political conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. On Sunday, hundreds of Jewish settlers and far right activists entered al-Aqsa mosque compound under the protection of Israeli forces.…