RT The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ Both Jewish and Muslim worshipers will be prohibited from visiting the site “until further notice,” Israel’s public security minister said. Following the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered “a significant hike” in the number of police forces patrolling Jerusalem, Naharnet daily reports.
The closure of Al-Aqsa, Islam’s third holiest site, followed the shooting of a right-wing Jewish activist, Yehuda Glick, on Wednesday. Glick had advocated for greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount UPDATE: Jerusalem Arab Killed in Police Shootout, Suspect in Glick Assassination Attempt
Palestinian authorities quickly responded to the move, saying it was a “dangerous and blatant challenge”that would lead to more tension and instability in an already volatile situation. This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” Abbas’ spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying.
SHOCKER NOT: Barack Hussein Obama sides with Palestinians, demands Israel re-open the mosque, calls for restraint: US demands Israel re-open Temple Mount
At its core, the 90-year-old youth Zionist movement called Betar aims at empowering and promoting leadership within young Jewish communities. But with an increased number of Jews falling victim to anti-Semitic assaults on the streets of France, the Parisian sect of Betar resumed training five months ago in Krav Maga—a martial art used by the Israeli Defense Forces.
After he repeated his views several times and said that “the entire Earth” would “become subordinate to the Islamic caliphate one day”, PA TV cut the interview short.
h/t Mike F
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Baby killed and eight wounded in suspected terror attack in Jerusalem: Driver shot and arrested while trying t… http://t.co/0jq3F88fL8
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Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat told Israel’s channel 1 that three of the victims were Americans.
to justice, etc.
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I guess they didn’t learn anything from the same kind of outburst at UC Irvine which led to the arrest, suspension, and conviction of 11 Muslim students. Notice how the pro-Hamas guy doing most of the flouncing and bloviating is wearing an earring. The Israeli soldier who kept being interrupted showed amazing restraint, which only someone accustomed to dealing with savages on a daily basis can.
h/t Mike F