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Abstract: Since March 22, 2022, Israel has experienced four terrorist attacks. Overall, the attacks involved 5 Arab assailants who were responsible for the deaths of 14 people, including two police officers. In response to the attack, several raids carried out by the Israeli forces in the West Bank led to firing between the Palestinians and the Israeli security forces, leading to the death of a Palestinian. The issue further escalated, resulting in crackdowns by the Israeli Defence Forces within the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound during the Friday prayers of Ramadan, which resulted in the clashes between the worshippers and the security forces. The article thus discusses the violence that has escalated in the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount and its political and security repercussions. It further analyses the possibilities of the violence developing into a full-blown war like last year.