ISRAEL: ‘ Dozens of Masked Arab Rioters Lock Themselves Inside Al Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount ‘

#AceNewsServices – ISRAEL (Jerusalem) – October 08 – Dozens of masked Arab rioters locked themselves inside the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount Wednesday morning after they injured at least four policemen with fire-bombs, cement blocks and large rocks during visits by Jews and foreign tourists to the holy site.

Jerusalem police remove barricade from Al Aqsa mosque as Arabs riot Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Jerusalem police

Jerusalem police remove barricade from Al Aqsa mosque as Arabs riot Wednesday morning.
Photo Credit: Jerusalem police

One of the fire-bombs was hurled from within the mosque. At least one of the policemen was directly hit by a Molotov cocktail, which struck his protective gear. The bottle exploded but did not ignite.

Policemen were treated at the scene for light injuries, and several Arabs reportedly were hurt in the violence that continued at least until noon.

Unlike previous riots, the police did not bar Jews and tourists from continuing to visit the Temple Mount compound.

Police said they will “continue to take action to show zero tolerance in the face of any attempt to disturb the peace and will act to arrest rioters and bring them to trial.”

The tough stand comes after years of escalating violence by Arabs to keep Jews off of the Temple Mount site.

Arabs blocked the entrance to the Al Aqsa mosque with marble slabs, ropes and anything else that does not move, and then even poured inflammable liquid on the barricade, which police succeeded in removing.

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` Palestinians Have Stated 25 People Have Been Hurt During a Clash with Police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount ‘

#AceWorldNews – JERUSALEM – April 17 – Palestinians have said 25 people were hurt during a clash with police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, including one seriously, according to the Haaretz daily.

Clashes continued for several hours on Wednesday between Israeli police officers and dozens of young Palestinians.

One officer was slightly wounded amid stone-throwing by the protesters.

Police allowed some Jews onto the Temple Mount after the clashes subsided, but hundreds of visitors were turned away.

Tensions have increased recently, and most incidents involve Jews attempting to access the area in order to pray or demonstrate a Jewish presence.

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` Israeli Police Storm Holy Site of Jerusalem to ` Disperse a Riot ‘ using Tear-Gas ‘

#AceWorldNews – April 16 – Israeli police on Wednesday stormed a holy site in Jerusalem to disperse a riot, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, AP reported.

Police then entered the site and dispersed the rioters with tear gas and other non-lethal means, Rosenfeld said.

The compound is Islam’s third-holiest site. Israel captured the area from Jordan in the 1967 war. Jews typically pray below at the Western Wall, but an increased number of them have started praying at the Temple Mount as well.

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` Israeli Soldiers Hurled ` Stun-Grenades ‘ at `Palestinian Worshippers ‘ after Entering the Holy Haram al-Sharif to Pray ‘

#AceNewsServices – JERUSALEM – April 13 – (ALJ) – Israeli soldiers and police have hurled stun grenades at Palestinian worshippers after entering the holy Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem.

Violence erupted on Sunday morning after Israeli police opened one of the walled compound’s gates to non-Muslim visitors after dawn prayers.

The Palestinians had remained in the courtyard of the al-Aqsa mosque in anticipation of an incursion by groups of Jewish extremists.

The Haram al-Sharif, which includes the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is Islam’s third holiest site and is known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

Although non-Muslim visitors are permitted, Jews are not allowed to pray at the site, even under Israeli law.

Courtesy of Al Jazeera

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