Friday, July 28, 2017


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 They got what they wanted: all the new security measures were removed. 
But they’re still rioting. Why? Because the Israeli concessions show 
that violence is the way to get what they want. So now they’re pressing 
for more concessions.
 Video by Jerusalem Online
“BREAKING: Arabs Attack Israeli Police on Temple Mount,” by Andrew Friedman, Tazpit News Agency, July 27, 2017:
Arabs attacked Israeli police on the Temple Mount Thursday as Muslim worshipers returned to the holy site after a 10-day boycott to protest Israeli security measures.

Livestreamed footage taken from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Temple mount, showed thousands of people milling around the site, with the sounds of gunshots and ambulance sirens clearly heard.
The clashes took place hours after Islamic authorities who are responsible for maintenance at the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque agreed to call off the boycott after Israeli authorities dismantled security cameras and metal detectors at entrances to the Mount.
The security measures were introduced following the murder of two police officers near the Lion’s Gate area of the compound by three Israeli-Arabs who emerged from the Al Aqsa mosque within the Temple Mount on July 14.
Late Thursday afternoon new protests began in the Bab Hutta neighborhood, in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, when a gate leading from the neighborhood to the Mount was closed; the gate was later opened, allowing hundreds of Muslims to pour through and into the compound.
18:55 At least 56 people have been injured in the attacks against Israeli police, and the subsequent response by security personnel on the Temple Mount.
18:24 The most recent count is 46 people wounded in the clashes, according to local sources….
 Islamic Violence Erupts at the Temple Mount
 Muslim protestors riot and burn throughout Jerusalem 
 Published on Jul 22, 2017
Jerusalem, Israel (Ynetnews) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday declared a freeze on all relations with Israel in response to the Temple Mount crisis. "Relations with Israel will be frozen at all levels until Israel commits itself to canceling all its steps against the Palestinian people as a whole and against the city of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, and to committing itself to preserving the historical and legal situation in Al-Aqsa," he said in his statement.

"We reject to magnetometers, as they are political moves presented in the guise of security measures, whose sole goal is to take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and escape the peace process, turn the conflict from a political one to a religious one and break up the mosque based on time and place.

In a dramatic move, Palestinian Pres. announces PA 'freezing of contacts at all levels in light of the steps in Jerusalem by placing magnetometers'; Hamas calls move 'a meaningless announcement.'

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Jihad terrorism works: Israel removes all security apparatus from al-Aqsa Mosque after violent protests
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The Israeli government no doubt believes that by caving in, they have pacified an increasingly volatile situation. That is true in the short run. But in the long run, they have only reinforced the proposition that when “Palestinians” don’t get things their way, all they have to do is riot and kill some innocent Israeli civilians, and the Israelis will give them whatever they want. This will only lead to more, not less, jihad terrorism in the future.
Now that Muslims can carry weapons to the Temple Mount with impunity, how many more Israelis will be murdered?

“Israel removes all security apparatus from al-Aqsa Mosque after unrest,” Reuters, July 26, 2017:
Israel overnight removed all security infrastructure it had put in place this month at Muslim entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, stepping up its efforts to diffuse political and religious tension.
The government had already dismantled metal detectors it installed in the area after the killing of two Israeli policemen on July 14, hoping the move would calm 10 days of often-violent protests that have put the city on edge.
But separate security measures, including closed-circuit cameras and low metal gates, were left in place, angering Palestinian leaders and the population, who have threatened a “day of rage” on Friday. Most Muslims have avoided entering the compound in the past two weeks, praying instead in the streets.
The stand-off at the holy site – the Haram al-Sharif compound, or the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem – has provoked some of the worst bloodshed in Jerusalem for years, with peace efforts having stagnated since 2014….
Amateur video shot overnight showed Israeli contractors dismantling gantries put up to hold security cameras and using forklift trucks to take away metal barriers from the marbled Lion’s Gate entrance to the mosque compound.
Witnesses said all the security devices had been removed and crowds of Palestinians gathered in the early hours to celebrate. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri confirmed the removal. “Everything that was installed after the attack (the killing of the two police officers) was taken down overnight,” she said….
 Temple Mount Flashpoint: Clashes Erupt as Muslim Worshipers Return to Site, 125 Injured
Published on Jul 27, 2017
Thousands of Muslim worshipers entered the Temple Mount on Thursday for the first time in nearly two weeks, many shouting in delight as they did so, and violent clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli security forces at the compound.

A police officer was injured after a rock was thrown at his head, police said.

Channel 2 reported that 10 police officers were injured in the ensuing clashes.

Some 115 Palestinians were treated for injuries both inside the compound and in the surrounding area, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. A spokesperson said the injuries were mainly caused by rubber bullets, burns and bruises. Fifteen people were hospitalized, it said.

Police said worshipers began hurling rocks at security forces upon their reentry to the compound.

Some stones fell at the Western Wall plaza below, causing no injuries, a police spokesperson said.

The police responded to the stone-throwing with riot dispersal methods and vowed to forcefully combat any violence.

Extra police and troops deployed to Jerusalem and West Bank after rollback of security measures at sacred compound failed to calm tensions.

Israeli forces prepared for possible violent protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank Friday, as flaring tensions surrounding the Temple Mount persisted even as Muslim leaders ended their protest over Israeli security arrangements at the flashpoint holy site.

Extra police and border guard gendarmes were ordered deployed to Jerusalem hotspots, and the military was beefing up its presence in the West Bank amid expectations of possible violent protests following midday prayers Friday, a week after heavy clashes in the capital and West Bank left five Palestinians dead.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered police reinforcements in Jerusalem following the latest unrest, and police were weighing limiting entry of younger men in anticipation of mass protests for Friday prayers — the highlight of the Muslim religious week.

Israeli troops in the West Bank were put on high alert and prepared for more violence Friday, a military official said.

Israeli officials had been hoping a planned “day of rage” by both the Fatah and Hamas Palestinian factions would be called off after the security measures were removed, but said they were prepared for protests.


Israeli forces gird for Friday protests as Temple Mount unrest persists