Saturday, July 22, 2017

More Clashes Eurpt Outside Temple Mount

Heavy clashes again erupt outside Temple Mount

Heavy clashes broke out between police and Palestinian protesters on Saturday night outside the Lions Gate leading to the Temple Mount as demonstrations continued against the installation of metal detectors at the Jerusalem holy site.

At the end of evening prayers on Saturday, a group of Palestinians surrounded a police van, chanting and throwing stones and rocks. Police responded by pushing them away with tear gas and stun grenades. Later, police used a water cannon to try and disperse the hundreds of protesters who continued to pelt police with rocks.
The Israeli security cabinet was set to convene for an emergency meeting Sunday in order to decide how to respond to the violence.

In East Jerusalem, protesters on Saturday hurled stones and glass bottles at security forces in the A-Tur neighborhood, the Shuafat refugee camp and the Mount of Olives.

Police dispersed the demonstrations in the capital using riot control means. No Israelis were reported injured in the riots.
Earlier in the day dozens of Palestinian rioters hurled stones at IDF soldiers near the central West Bank village of Kaubar, home to the terrorist who stabbed three Israelis to death a day earlier in the settlement of Halamish, close to the city of Ramallah.
The soldiers responded to the violent protests with riot dispersal means. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
In the Qalandiya refugee camp east of Jerusalem, approximately 600 Palestinians threw rocks and rolled burning tires at troops, an army spokesperson said. Israeli forces responded with live fire, tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets.
In Hebron, hundreds of Palestinians also took part in violent demonstrations. The army responded with less lethal 0.22 Ruger rounds, tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, but not full live fire, a spokesperson said.
Palestinians also threw rocks at cars outside the West Bank settlement of Tekoa. Two cars were damaged but there were no reports of injuries.
Dozens of makeshift checkpoints were set up in and around Jerusalem’s Old City and police patrols were bolstered in the alleyways and on paths taken by Jewish and Muslim worshipers to the Temple Mount and Western Wall.


Caver said...

Yikes....did someone grease the bearings in this prophetic merry-go-round??

Any faster and we'll need a seat belt and oxygen mask. :)

TED said...

Yea. Here we go 👍

Sparky said...

Check out the post on z3 news a couple of posts ago