A rocket fired by Hamas hit the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque near Jerusalem, as Israel declared war after an unprecedented attack.

A missile launched by the Hamas militant group struck the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque outside Jerusalem, in a significant event amid the escalating violence. The mosque is named after Akhmat Kadyrov, a Chechen separatist warrior who switched allegiance to Russia in the 1990s. On Monday, Israel’s foreign ministry verified the occurrence.

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The missile from Hamas landed directly on the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque, Israel’s second-largest mosque. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this attack.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, the son of Akhmat Kadyrov, inaugurated the mosque in 2014. It is located in the village of Abu Ghosh, and the mosque reportedly cost about $10 million to build, with Chechnya contributing $6 million.

This attack is significant not just because of its impact on the religious place, but also because of its historical setting in Abu Ghosh. Some researchers believe that the current people living in Abu Ghosh are descended from Chechens who migrated to Ottoman Empire regions in the 16th century.

The missile attack on the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque exemplifies the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas. Following an unprecedented attack on the country, Israel formally declared war on Hamas on Sunday. By Monday, the violence had claimed the lives of over 1,200 people in both Israel and Gaza.

In the midst of growing tensions, Russia’s Embassy in Tel Aviv claimed that at least one Russian person had been killed in the attack, and four others were still missing. Russia has called for an urgent ceasefire in response to the crisis, urging both Palestinian and Israeli forces to refrain from violence and exercise restraint.

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As the situation worsens, the missile attack on the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque stands as a symbol of the collateral damage and destruction caused by Israel’s and Hamas’ continued warfare, with no end in sight.