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Friday, October 31, 2014

Day of rage rain

We have a saying in Hebrew, צדיקים מלאכתם נעשית בידי שמים (the work of the righteous is done by Heaven). A call by 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen for a 'day of rage' on the Temple Mount was a washout on Friday, thanks to rains from the Heavens. It poured.
Police were on high alert in Jerusalem on Friday, deploying 3,000 officers after Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction pledged a "day of rage" - but aside from a few incidents, it has been more of a "day of rain" in the wet capital after Jews changed to reciting the ten tal u'matar seasonal prayer for rain Thursday night.
Not all Arab rioters took a rain check however, as several of them shot fireworks from rooftops adjacent to the Council Gate (Bab al-Majlis in Arabic) which leads to the Temple Mount.
Several of the Arab rioters then tried to force their way through a police barricade at the Gate, where they were repulsed by police forces who used crowd dispersal means to break apart the violent crowd.
Then rioters launched a barrage of rocks on police and Border Patrol officers in nearby Wadi Joz neighborhood, where Arab assailants ambushed a Jewish car last night (Thursday). In the clash police used dispersal means, and no injuries were reported.
The police bowed to President Hussein Obama and opened the Temple Mount to Muslim savages.
Police folded to international pressure from America and Arab states on Thursday night, allowing Muslim men over 50 and all Muslim women access to the site on Friday despite the danger of riots that has turned into an epidemic at the site.
What could go wrong?

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2 Comments:

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Geoffrey Carman said...

Wait, do you start "ten tal u'matar" early in Israel. It is Tekufat Tishrei here, Dec 5th. Wow. I somehow missed the fact Israel starts it early! 15 days after Shmini Atzeres. Wild.


http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2060070/jewish/Why-Is-the-Prayer-for-Rain-Based-on-the-Civil-Calendar.htm

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Gershon said...

The editorial in A-7 was spot-on, recommending separate days on Har Habayit for Jews & Muslims as is done in Mearat Hamachpela.

I would add that for every attack on Jews by the cousins on Har Habayit or thereabouts, one hour per week is transferred from Muslims to Jews.

It won't be long before Har Habayit beyadenu.

 

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