Watch: Arabs riot on Temple Mount after metal detectors removed

56 injured as riots break out in Old City of Jerusalem shortly after Muslim worshippers return to holy site.

David Rosenberg, 27/07/17 17:56 | updated: 18:40

Source: Watch: Arabs riot on Temple Mount after metal detectors removed – Israel National News

At least 56 people were injured in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday, shortly after Muslim worshippers returned to the Temple Mount following a nearly two-week ban by Muslim authorities on prayer at the holy site.

Riots broke out within minutes as thousands of Muslims flooded the Temple Mount, attacking police officers who responded with crowd-control measures including tear gas, shock grenades, and rubber bullets.

Earlier on Thursday, the Jordanian Waqf – the Muslim trust which manages the Temple Mount – and the Mufti of Jerusalem permitted renewed Muslim prayer on the Mount, after Israel removed security cameras and magnetometer metal detectors at the entrances to the holy site.

For nearly two weeks, Muslims have largely avoided the Mount, praying instead near entrances to the holy site in protest of new security measures following a terror attack by three Arab Israelis who shot and murdered two Israeli Border Police officers earlier this month. Muslim clerics had called upon worshippers to avoid the Temple Mount so long as the metal detectors remained in place.

Shortly before the rioting began, Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich spoke at the Western Wall Plaza, to “dispel misinformation” regarding Israel’s sudden decision to remove the metal detectors and security cameras, claiming they were ineffective, “and served no purpose.”

The metal detectors had been installed after authorities revealed that employees of the Waqf had likely assisted the terrorists who carried out the June 14th attack by concealing their automatic firearms in a mosque on the Mount, after the guns were smuggled onto the holy site.

According to reports by the Red Crescent, at least 56 people have been treated both inside and around the Temple Mount complex since the riots broke out.


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3 Comments on “Watch: Arabs riot on Temple Mount after metal detectors removed”

  1. joopklepzeiker Says:

    That happens if you show weakness to islamic pali terrorists !

  2. Appeasement to Islamist is suicide for a better example let me make this perfectly clear where Christians and Jews publicly pray assembled metal detectors protect factions of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist networks juxtaposed where the Muslim Brotherhood goes to pray and assemble metal objects are given out usually from taxpayer dollars at no cost for kil

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