Muslims riots continue in Jerusalem

July 20, 2017 Agencies
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Clashes erupted between Muslim rioters and Israeli police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday for the fourth consecutive day.

Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City. Credit: DYKT Mohigan via Wikimedia Commons

Around 200 protesters convened near the Old City’s Lions’ Gate and performed Islamic prayers to protest the bolstered security implemented at the Temple Mount following last Friday’s terror attack that killed two Israeli police officers near the holy site.

Several of the protesters began shouting chants in support of the Temple Mount complex’s Al-Aqsa mosque, and were asked by police to leave the area. When one of the protesters refused to comply with the police order, several other protesters began rioting and throwing water bottles at the officers. The police responded by implementing crowd control measures and arresting the man who defied the police order.

Wednesday’s protests came after Muslim rioters clashed with police in the Old City Tuesday night, after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party called for a “day of rage” to take place in eastern Jerusalem and the disputed territories. Riots also broke out in Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday when Muslim worshippers blocked a road in protest of new metal detectors placed at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount.


2 Responses to “Muslims riots continue in Jerusalem”
  1. Paul Winter says:

    Let’s see if I have got this right. Arabs murder two Druse policemen on a site that is supposed to be sacred to mohammedans and thereby contravene the status quo. Jews install metal detectors to prevent arms smuggling into a mohammedan sacred site and the Arabs squeal like stuck pigs that the status quo has been upset. Does that mean that the status quo was the free transport of weapons onto the site they (falsely) call the third holiest site in Islam?

    Israel should stick to its guns (and metal detectors) and not worry too much. That the revolting revolt should come as no surprise.

  2. Danny Kidron says:

    Some 20 years ago Arab Israelis rioted in israeli towns. The riots got out of hand. 18 rioters were shot and killed by Israeli police. There have been no riots by Arab Israelis in Israel’s towns in some 20 years while during those same 20 years hundreds of Arabs in the PA areas have been killed in riots. “If you are kind to the cruel you will be cruel to the kind”.

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