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February 25, 2014 10:21 am

Israeli Police Quell Temple Mount Riot

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A view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.orgSeveral dozen Muslim worshippers clashed with Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning, throwing stones and firecrackers at forces routinely deployed in and around the compound, Israel Hayom reported.

Two policemen sustained mild injuries, and three rioters were arrested. The compound remained open to visitors throughout the incident.

The riot erupted ahead of Tuesday’s Knesset plenum debate on Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Member of Knesset Moshe Feiglin (Likud) called for the session.

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  • David

    A Current issue that may contribute to these riots is the Al Aqsa libel currently being run against Israel. This libel states that Israel is trying to destroy the Al Aqsa mosque, while this statement is very far from the truth. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs recently published a very comprehensive article about myths and truths regarding the temple mount. I highly recommend it, the article can be accessed on the JCPA’s homepage