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September 18, 2015 6:51 pm

Temple Mount Tension Continues as Four Israeli Police Officers Wounded

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Temple Mount. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Four Israeli police officers were wounded Friday in clashes with Palestinian rioters as tension continues to flare over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount holy site.

Friday’s incident took place in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv, where Palestinian rioters threw Molotov cocktails and gunshots at police, the Jerusalem Post reported. Among those wounded was a 25-year-old Border Police officer who sustained moderate-to-serious injuries. That officer was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment. The other officers were treated for light burns, and one sustained a wound to his hand.

Israeli police said Palestinian rioters had blocked roadways with burning tires and garbage cans. When they tried to restore traffic, police were attacked with the firebombs.

The clashes came as Palestinian leaders called for a “day of rage” following Friday prayers. Israeli police preemptively called up 800 extra officers to patrol the Old City and Arab neighborhoods throughout Jerusalem, and also barred Muslim men under the age of 40 from the Temple Mount.

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  • Mordecai Ben Natan

    The Muslim say that the Jews have no claim to the Temple Mount, and that it is ONLY Islamic.

    But they do not answer the question.
    Who built the Temple Mount, when was it built, and what was it built for?
    The Temple Mount we built many years before the birth of Islam
    The Muslims should get out.

    They have now distorted the truth about the unrest on the Mount that the Israeli police and soldiers stormed the Al Aksa mosque and destroyed carpets, and caused huge damage.
    But maybe they will one day, tell the truth, if that is possible