Jerusalem On Edge As Israel (Sort Of) Flexes Muscles at Temple Mount - Israel Today
Jerusalem On Edge As Israel (Sort Of) Flexes Muscles at Temple Mount
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Israel Today Staff
No, Jews still can't pray at Judaism's holiest site. The threat of Muslim violence has firmly established that status quo.
But Israel is partially exercising its sovereignty by refusing to remove newly reinstalled metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount.
It was Israel's acquiescence months ago to Muslim demands that it remove those metal detectors that facilitated last Friday's deadly terrorist shooting that took the lives of two Israeli police officers guarding the holy site.
Israel promptly put the metal detectors back in place, and the Muslim world proceeded to lose its mind.
At first, Muslims boycotted the holy site (which must not then be all that holy to them), but that only enabled more Jews to visit.
So, the Muslims instead decided to flood the Temple Mount this Friday, but were met by an Israel Police blockade.
Bus loads of Muslim rioters...er, worshippers were turned back, while mobs of those who arrived on foot from more nearby locations pelted police with stones.
A number of local Arab village leaders and Arab Members of Knesset were detained for openly inciting violence.
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