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Friday, February 24, 2012

Riots on the Temple Mount

There are riots on the Temple Mount on Friday as security forces charged onto the mount to stop stones from raining down below. The 'Palestinians' are protesting against an imaginary Jewish drive to blow up the al-Aqsa mosque, which is so holy it is now being used as a hiding place by stone throwers seeking to avoid arrest.
Police managed to disperse the majority of the rioters with stun grenades, but several of the youths took refuge in the Aqsa Mosque while security forces remained outside.

A number of police were injured by stones thrown at them and were receiving treatment on the scene.

Jerusalem Police had warned of unrest at the Temple Mount earlier in the week as right-wing activists said the would ascend to the holy site and Palestinian activists responded by saying they would come to "protect" the area.
YNet adds:
Hundreds of Muslim worshippers at the Mughrabi Gate hurled stones at police and Border Guard forces who raided the compound to evacuate them. No injuries or arrests were reported as of yet. Dozens are currently refusing to leave the mosque.

The riots have caused a stir in the Arab world. Al-Jazeera carried a live broadcast from the Temple Mount. Sheikh Muhammad Hussein Hussein of the al-Aqsa mosque said: "We demand that no settlers, radicals or soldiers enter the mosque to avoid friction." He claimed that the Israeli government is responsible for the situation and will "bear the consequences."

On Thursday, Jerusalem Police declared a heightened state of alert at the Old City due to mounting tensions over calls by right-wing elements and members of the Temple Mount Faithful group to visit the site.

Several cases of stone throwing were recorded in the Old City in the past week. The first incident saw police arrest 18 protesters suspected of rioting after hurling chairs at security forces. Several days later, an officer was injured when Arabs hurled stones at him. Police arrested three suspects.
In our double standarded world, this is considered non-violent for the 'Palestinians.'

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At 2:57 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

And the semi-official kapos doing the Waqf's dirty work for them, the Israel Police, always arrest Jews for peacefully praying on the Temple Mount.

For decades, Israel has derived Jews of their freedom and their basic human rights to avoid offending the Arabs.

The riots today showed that policy is a failure. But don't hold your breath waiting for the Israeli government to change it and begin upholding Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

What could go wrong indeed

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

It is a very great temptation...


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