The Jewish people this week fasted on the 9th of the month of Av in mourning for the destruction of the two holy temples in Jerusalem. Each year on this day thousands of Jews throughout Israel visit the place of the Western Wall where stood the holy temple. This year because of Corona virus the crowds were limited. The prayers were made in limited groups of twenty participants.
East Jerusalem and the West Bank was once part of Jordan. In November of 1988 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Palestine. A year after signing the Oslo accords the Palestinian National Authority was established to govern areas A and B in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In 1979 through the Camp David Accords Jordan ceded its claim to the West Bank. During the negotiations of the Oslo Accord the PLO recognized the right of Israel to exist and Israel recognized the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people.