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    Riots in Jerusalem (the Lions' Gate at entrance to Temple Mount)

    Dozens of Arabs riot and throw stones at Maaleh Mota Gur road in capital
    and near Lions' Gate. Police forces pushing back rioters.



    Mordechai Sones, 17/07/17 21:11 | updated: 00:03
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/232601

    Police units on Monday evening dispersed rioters who fired fireworks
    directly at them, in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem. Police units
    used non-lethal weapons and continue to patrol the areas.

    At the entrance of the neighborhood of Isawiah, a number of masked
    suspects threw firebombs and fired fireworks at police units patrolling
    the area. Police dispersed the rioters with non-lethal weapons.
    No injuries were reported.

    Earlier on Monday evening, dozens of Arabs threw stones and blocked
    the Maale Mota Gur road in Jerusalem.

    Police forces drove the rioters out using riot control measures.

    At the same time, dozens of Arabs gathered near the Lions' Gate
    and attacked policemen.

    The Arab riots are part of the Arab protest against the metal detectors
    at the entrances to the Temple Mount
    following the murderous attack
    on Friday.

    During the day, hundreds of Muslim worshipers came to the Al-Aqsa
    mosque but did not enter and prayed outside the Temple Mount to
    protest the placing of the magnetometers.

    This morning, police allowed Jews to go up to the Temple Mount for the
    first time since Friday's attack, in which two policemen were murdered.

    The Jews who came to the Mount were not accompanied by the Muslim
    Waqf, who usually chaperone Jewish tours of the area.

    The purpose of the "escort" that the Waqf applys to Jewish groups
    is to ensure that they do not deviate from the rules of the status quo,
    do not enter certain areas inside the mountain, and do not pray in
    the Temple Mount compound.

    The Waqf did not accompany the Jews because they demand that the new
    security arrangements decided upon by the Prime Minister be canceled.

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    https://www.investigativeproject.org...s-for-intifada

    Muslim Brotherhood Leads Calls for "Intifada" Against Israel

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    Intifada. How nice! not!

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    Two Druze police officers killed in Temple Mount terror attack (*fair use)

    Three Arab terrorists shoot at policemen near Old City's Lions Gate, killing two policemen and injuring a third.



    Two police officers were murdered on Friday morning in a terrorist shooting attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and a third was lightly wounded.

    The officers have been identified as Command Sergeant Major Hayil Satawi and Command Sergeant Major Kamil Shanaan.

    Satawi, 30, lives in the northern Druze town of Maghar, served his mandatory service in the Border Police and became a career patrol officer in the Temple Mount Unit. He left behind his wife (Arin) and a three-week-old son, as well as his parents and three siblings.

    Shanaan, 22, lives in the northern Druze town of Hurfeish, and has served as a career police officer since his enlistment seven months ago as a patrol officer on the Temple Mount and in the Old City's police unit. He is the son of former Labor party member Shachiv Shanaan. He left behind one brother and three sisters.

    Both officers were critically injured and transferred to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, where the doctors were forced to declare their deaths. The officer who was lightly injured was transferred to Shaarei Zedek Hospital, with shrapnel in his hands and neck.

    The funeral of Satawi will be held in Maghar at 4:00p.m. Shanaan's funeral will be held in Hurfeish at 6:00p.m.

    Initial investigations showed that three terrorists descended the Temple Mount after prayers armed with weapons and walked towards the Old City's Lions Gate. Seeing the police officers, the terrorists fired, then ran back towards the mosques on the Temple Mount.

    Police officers chased them and eliminated the terrorists during a shootout. The terrorists were found to have two pistols and a rifle.

    VIDEO and more PICTURES at link

    During the gunfight, Satawi and Shanaan were critically injured and transferred to the hospital, where doctors were forced to pronounce their deaths.

    The Jerusalem District Command ordered the Temple Mount evacuated and its gates closed until the investigation of the attack is finished and the search for additional terrorists and weapons completed.

    The terrorists who carried out the attack were Israeli-Arabs with full citizenship and residents of the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm in the Haifa Disctrict, in the Wadi Ara area known as "the triangle" of Israeli Arab villages.

    Their names are Mohammed Ahmad Muhammad Jabbarin (29), Mohammed Hamed Abad Alalatif Jabbarin (19), and Mohammed Ahmad Mafdil Jabbarin (19).

    According to the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), none of the terrorists had been previously involved in terrorist activities.

    Details of the investigation itself are under a strict gag order.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/232487
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    #FreePalestine‏ @Taghreeba 59m59 minutes ago

    Fatah calls for 'day of rage' amid Israeli restrictions at Al-Aqsa #Jerusalem
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    I can't see what the date of their Day of Rage is. Am I looking right at it?
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    They're enraged because they want to bring weapons so they can kill people. Everyone knows this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evenso View Post
    I can't see what the date of their Day of Rage is. Am I looking right at it?
    Israel News Feed‏ @IsraelHatzolah · 7h7 hours ago

    ALERT: Hamas, Islamic Jihad call for escalating intifada as Fatah calls for 'day of rage' on Wednesday.

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    Oh! Thanks for that update, northern watch! (If the day was listed here, I missed it somehow, too).
    “My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.” - Stonewall Jackson

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    The Jerusalem Post‏Verified account @Jerusalem_Post · 50m50 minutes ago

    Muslims refuse to enter Temple Mount over Israeli measures for 2nd day

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    Israeli military: Palestinian car-ramming attacker shot dead

    By The Associated Press
    JERUSALEM July 18, 2017, 7:52 AM ET

    The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who rammed his vehicle into a group of soldiers, injuring two.

    The military says the attacker veered into soldiers securing a junction north the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday.

    In the past two years, Palestinians have killed 45 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks. During that period, Israeli forces have killed more than 255 Palestinians, most of them said by Israel to be attackers while others were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

    Israel blames the violence on incitement by Palestinian political and religious leaders to commit attacks. Palestinians say the attacks stem from anger over decades of Israeli occupation of territories they claim for their future state.



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    Muslims refuse to enter Temple Mount over Israeli measures for 2nd day
    F@@@ 'em. Stay out.

    ...Israeli forces have killed more than 255 Palestinians...
    That's a good start, but the number should be higher.
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    Meanwhile, back in CT we're all just lovin' on each other... This poster was on the local jewish center...
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    souleater‏ @ignis_fatum 15m15 minutes ago
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    #breaking
    Massive clashes and rioting have erupted near the Temple Mount compound

    #Israel #Jerusalem


    souleater‏ @ignis_fatum
    souleater Retweeted Pal.Info.Center

    At least 3000 people are right now near the Temple Mount, hundreds more are gathered near the Old city
    #Jerusalem #Israel


    souleater‏ @ignis_fatum 10m10 minutes ago
    souleater Retweeted souleater

    A lot of stun grenades being used

    #Israel #Jerusalem


    souleater‏ @ignis_fatum 12m12 minutes ago
    souleater Retweeted souleater

    Palestinian media reports that number of people were wounded from rubber bullets



    Dr. Sherifa Zuhur‏ @SherifaZuhur 13m13 minutes ago

    Festival cancelled in #Jerusalem in response to al- #Aqsa situation http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=778177 … /4

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    Noga Tarnopolsky‏Verified account @NTarnopolsky 48s49 seconds ago

    #breaking Mufti Sabri among the wounded by a rubber bullet in Palestinian clashes with police at Lion's Gate #Jerusalem
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    Good the current Mufti is a pinhead. Hopefully he caught in the balls.
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    As a side note, I know a number of Jews that go to up and walk around.
    All by themselves. No arab police escort at all.

    They had a nice walk.

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    eens - That mosque was an old Episcopal church http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/e...lim-community/

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    The Jerusalem Post‏Verified account @Jerusalem_Post · 5h5 hours ago

    If Temple Mount security measures remain, 'we will see an explosion'

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    Nidal‏ @Nidalgazaui 5m5 minutes ago
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    #BREAKING: Palestinans storming Masjid al-Aqsa right now. Clashes (Stones vs Rifles) errupted ..


    Nidal‏ @Nidalgazaui 1m1 minute ago
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    #BREAKING: 14 Palestinans were injured & seriously injured while storming Masjid al-Aqsa. #Jerusalem..
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    Metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine trigger new tensions
    By Karin Llaub, Associated Press
    JERUSALEM July 18, 2017, 2:13 PM ET

    A dispute over metal detectors is escalating into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a Jerusalem shrine that has triggered major Israeli-Palestinian confrontations in the past.

    Israel says installing the devices at the gates to the walled compound after Palestinians launched an attack there last week is a routine security measure. Palestinians claim Israel is trying to expand control over the Muslim-run site that is also revered by Jews.

    Muslim worshippers have stepped up protests following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets rather than submit to the new procedures. The confrontation could come to a head Friday, the highlight of the Muslim religious week, when tens of thousands typically converge on the holy site for prayers.



    WHAT CAUSED THE LATEST TENSIONS?

    Three members of Israel's Arab Muslim minority fired from the sacred compound at a police post near one of the gates on Friday, killing two Israeli officers before being shot dead. Israel's police chief said they had hidden weapons in the compound beforehand and ordered it closed for two days of searches. The closure marked only the third time the shrine had been closed since Israel captured Jerusalem's Old City and its holy sites, along with other territories, in 1967.

    On Sunday, Israel began gradually reopening the site. By Tuesday, five of the eight gates used by Muslims had been fitted with metal detectors, and three of those five gates were open, Muslim officials said. A ninth gate, used by non-Muslim visitors, previously had been fitted with metal detectors and was also open Tuesday.

    WHY IS THE SHRINE IMPORTANT?

    The Jerusalem landmark is the centerpiece of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, looming large in rival national and religious narratives.

    Jews revere it as the Temple Mount, or home of biblical Temples destroyed two millennia ago. It is the holiest site of their religion. For now, Jews worship at the Western Wall, a retaining wall of the compound.

    Muslims believe the hilltop compound marks the spot from which Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. Known to them as the Noble Sanctuary, it is the third holiest site of Islam and houses the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosques.

    WHO CONTROLS IT?

    After capturing east Jerusalem, including its Old City, and the West Bank in 1967, Israel sought to avoid a confrontation with the Muslim world. It allowed Muslims to keep administering the Jerusalem compound. Jews could visit, but not pray there.

    Jordan, east Jerusalem's pre-1967 ruler, remained custodian of the shrine. Employees of the Muslim administration, or Waqf, stayed on Jordan's payroll.

    For decades, the status quo held, in part because leading rabbis, citing religious purity laws, banned Jews from entering. In recent years, religious opinion has shifted, and growing numbers of Jews are visiting the compound, with Israeli police and Waqf guards enforcing the no-prayer rule.

    This shift has stoked Muslim fears of a purported Israeli plan to expand Jewish control there. Israel has denied this, most recently after the weekend attack when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the "status quo will be preserved."

    WHO IS THE GATEKEEPER?

    The two sides disagree.

    Jordan and the Waqf have said that after 1967, the Waqf remained in charge of who can enter the compound. They said this rule was in place until 2000, when a provocative visit to the site by then-Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon helped trigger a Palestinian uprising that only ebbed in 2005.

    Israel says it has always been in charge of security at the compound, including the gates.

    In recent years, Israeli security forces have typically been posted outside the gates, conducting spot checks of some of those entering or holding the ID cards of suspected troublemakers until the end of prayers. At times of heightened tensions, police enforce Israeli access restrictions, such as an entry ban for men below a certain age.

    Waqf guards are posted inside the gates and have the right to turn any visitors away.

    THE ISRAELI VIEW

    Israel says the metal detectors are a routine security measure.

    "Two Israeli police officers were just murdered on the Temple Mount by terrorists who smuggled in guns," government spokesman David Keyes said Tuesday. "Magnetometers are vital for security. That's why they are at the Western Wall and at holy sites around the world."

    Police would not say what was found in the search of the compound. On Sunday, Israel's Army Radio quoted the Jerusalem police chief as saying officers found dozens of knives as well as slingshots, stun grenades and binoculars, but no guns or live ammunition.

    Israel previously accused Waqf officials of allowing Palestinian protesters to hoard stones, sticks and firecrackers for use in confrontations with police.

    THE PALESTINIAN VIEW

    Muslim clerics and Palestinian politicians contend Israel is changing the status quo under the guise of security,

    Ikrema Sabri, a top Muslim official, said installing the detectors "is an attempt to impose Israeli sovereignty over the mosque" compound.

    Rami Hamdallah, the prime minister of the Palestinian autonomy government in the West Bank, expressed his "absolute rejection of Israel's security pretexts in changing the status quo." He also warned of a "deterioration of the security situation" if the measures continue.

    The local Muslim leadership and the Jordanian-run Waqf have urged the faithful to pray in "streets and alleys" rather than pass through the metal detectors.

    Since Sunday, there have been sporadic clashes between small groups of Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli security forces in and near the Old City. Meanwhile, worshippers have lined up in the streets, dozens at a time, to perform prayers in the streets.

    MUSLIM ARAB WORLD

    The Arab League, an umbrella group of Arab countries, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation have issued separate statements calling on Israel to lift the security measures.

    Jordan's King Abdullah II spoke by phone with Netanyahu on Saturday, before the reopening of the shrine, to condemn the attack but also call for de-escalation. The two countries have discreet security ties, but frequently clash over Israel's policies at the Jerusalem site.

    Jordan's ruling Hashemite dynasty, with ancestry said to go back to Prophet Muhammad, derives much of its legitimacy from custodianship over the shrine.

    Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi talked about Jerusalem tensions Tuesday with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, Jordan's state news agency Petra said.

    Safadi called for "fully and immediately reopening the holy site to worshippers without hindrances," the agency said.



    Associated Press writer Ian Deitch in Jerusalem contributed to this report.


    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...sions-48705014

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    As usual, muzzies out of control everywhere.


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    Guess he got out the back door.............
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    Minister: Israel Will Now Act to Reestablish Jewish Sovereignty Over Temple Mount

    The Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is over and Israel will now work to reestablish Jewish sovereignty over the holy site, said Knesset Member Ari Dichter (Likud) on Tuesday.

    “Israel is the sovereign on the Temple Mount, period. The fact that the Waqf became a sovereign on the Temple Mount ended last Friday,” declared Dichter, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and former head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), on Israeli public radio, Israel National News reported.

    “The question of our policy [at the Temple Mount] may not be clear to the Palestinians, but it is very clear to us… The Mount will remain under the control of the Israel Police.”

    The move comes in the wake of the events of last Friday, when three Palestinian terrorists used the holy site to launch a terror attack against Israeli forces, killing two Israeli police officers. Israel closed the Temple Mount to all visitors in its aftermath, sparking Muslim outrage worldwide.

    However, when the site was reopened on Sunday, Muslim visitors recoiled at new security measures instituted as a result of the attack and refused to enter in protest. The measures include the installation of metal detectors at the entrances used by Muslim worshipers. Waqf officials balked, refusing to ascend to the site and calling for a widespread boycott.

    A Waqf statement released on Monday urged Muslims “to reject and boycott all the Israeli aggression measures, including changing the historical status quo including imposing the metal detectors.”

    The so-called “status quo”, an unwritten agreement on governance of the site by which Israel abides, forbids Jewish prayer on the Mount so as not to agitate Muslims. However, as a result of the Waqf ban, Jews are free to ascend to the Temple Mount without a hostile Waqf escort for the first time in decades and are seizing the rare opportunity to pray on the holiest site to Judaism.

    According to Dichter, the Waqf boycott will initiate a massive shift in how the Temple Mount is controlled. While Israeli security forces patrol the Mount, the Waqf, until now, has held sovereignty there, creating an inhospitable and unpleasant environment for all non-Muslim visitors.

    “They are trying to create a situation in which it is problematic for Jews to go up to the Temple Mount,” Dichter explained. “Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered the third-holiest place in Islam, so just like non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca or Medina, they want to create the same situation on the Temple Mount.

    “But the Mount will remain under the control of the Israel Police.”


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  26. Here's another recent article about the Temple Mount crisis, from al-Monitor (a moderate, Arab-run paper):

    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/orig...am-attack.html

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    Doomsday averted on the Temple Mount, for now

    There is no more horrifying scenario for Israel, and perhaps the entire Middle East, than a serious attack on the Temple Mount, which to Muslims is the Haram al-Sharif, site of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Such a scenario has been keeping Israeli defense officials awake at night since the 1967 Six-Day War, when Israel took control of the eastern part of Jerusalem. At 7 a.m. July 14, it looked as if that very scenario might unfold.

    Three young Israeli Arabs from Umm al-Fahm burst into the compound, the third holiest site in Islam, armed with makeshift machine guns, a pistol and knives. As they made their way, they shot and killed two Border Patrol officers stationed at one of the entrances. Their plan was to seize control of Al-Aqsa and thereby ignite a huge conflagration in Jerusalem, and perhaps Israel, the West Bank and the entire Middle East. Fortunately, Border Patrol officers responded quickly, and after a brief chase through the square surrounding the mosques there, shot and killed the three attackers.

    It was a brief incident, suppressed in a matter of minutes, but it was enough to send shock waves across Israel and the Palestinian territories. It forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to link arms and work together, despite their mutual loathing and current competition for support from the US administration. They were both committed to preventing a further deterioration in the situation or escalation, which could have left them both trapped by flames. Netanyahu called Abbas almost immediately to report what had happened and try to put an end to the rumors and fake news that tends to inundate social networks after such events. Abbas responded as Netanyahu had hoped, condemning the attack in unusually sharp terms.

    The attack was not the nightmare scenario that truly terrifies Israel. In fact, the defense establishment has always been less concerned about a Muslim attack on the Temple Mount, since the Haram al-Sharif is sacred to them. What they really feared was an attack by an extremist Jew in an attempt to set the Middle East and the entire Muslim world on fire, laying the ground for the War of Armageddon between Islam and the Jews and ending with the arrival of the Messiah on his white donkey. Under this scenario, Al-Aqsa Mosque would be destroyed and the Third Temple rebuilt on its site of the original Temple.

    Israeli security forces have prevented several such attacks over the years. Only limited numbers of Jews are now allowed on the Temple Mount. They are restricted to small groups, certain hours and can only visit after undergoing a thorough security clearance. Although the possibility that armed Muslims might storm the compound has been taken into consideration, it was never a high priority to which to prepare. Yet, that is exactly what happened. As a result of the attack, Israel made the rare move of closing the area to Muslim prayers through the following day.

    The Temple Mount was reopened July 16 with new security measures in place. Metal detectors and X-ray machines were installed at the entrances for Muslims going to pray. Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Hussein and Waqf officials arriving that morning refused to enter the compound, contending that the introduction of metal detectors at the entrances constituted a significant Israeli violation of the status quo at the site.

    According to the status quo agreement, dating back to 1967, the Waqf (guardian of Muslim holy sites), administered by Jordan, is responsible for prayer arrangements and management of the mosques in the compound. Israel keeps an eye on activities, but from a distance. Metal detectors slow the flow of people into the site, which in turn could delay prayers, the Waqf complained. With Israel trying to guard against a repeat attack, the metal detectors are still there, and only a trickle of people are going up to the mount. Muslims have voted with their feet, as crisis between Israel, Jordan, and the Waqf percolates.

    The battle over who controls the Temple Mount has been raging behind the scenes for some time now. After all, the Gates of Hell in the Middle East could open at this very site. Officially, Israel controls the site and is responsible for security, but Israeli sovereignty is not implemented in the mosques themselves. Since the Israel Defense Forces conquered East Jerusalem, it has been Israeli policy not to intervene in affairs on the Haram al-Sharif and to allow the Waqf free rein in managing the site. That is why no Israeli flag flies over the mount.

    For years, the Waqf has been controlled by Jordan. Israel considers Jordan to be an important regional ally, so it supports this arrangement. Nevertheless, the situation has been changing rapidly over the past few years. Turkey is now trying to buy influence and control over the Haram al-Sharif, and radical Islamic groups, in particular Salafis, are establishing a presence to exert pressure there, such as through the Mourabitoun activists. In fact, these days everyone seems to have their hands in something there. All this exacerbates Israel's biggest security headache.

    At least two conflicts over procedures on the Temple Mount have occurred in the last two years. One of these was connected to the eruption of violence in the occupied territories in September 2015 and the other flared in April 2016. What really intensifies tensions now is the demand by religious Jews to visit the area, considered the holiest site in Judaism. Until just a decade ago, most rabbis prohibited Jews from ascending the mount for religious purposes. More recently, however, quite a few rabbis affiliated with religious Zionism have permitted their followers to visit. This has resulted in a huge wave of Jews trying to get there any way they can, which drives Muslim paranoia.

    In the previous two conflicts surrounding the Temple Mount, the US administration under President Barack Obama played a dramatic role in restoring calm. Secretary of State John Kerry engaged in shuttle diplomacy between Jerusalem and Amman and spent dozens more hours on the phone until calm was restored, and the situation returned to its pre-crisis state. In both instances, Netanyahu was persuaded to inform Jordan's King Abdullah II that Israel will maintain the status quo down to the very last detail.

    No one in Washington is being kept up to speed on the current state of affairs. Kerry has retired, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is more interested in Iran and the Persian Gulf. Furthermore, there is no way the Americans will so much as dip their finger into the powder keg atop the most important plateau in the world. Meanwhile, Israel, the Palestinians, the Waqf, Jordan, the Turks and the Salafis are all playing this dangerous game on their own, making the situation more perilous than ever.

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    Lee Penn- Thanks for the very informative article. I did not realize that it was possible to buy influence on the Temple Mount. It looks as though cooler heads are trying to prevail and I hope that they succeed.
    Turkey is now trying to buy influence and control over the Haram al-Sharif, and radical Islamic groups, in particular Salafis, are establishing a presence to exert pressure there, such as through the Mourabitoun activists. In fact, these days everyone seems to have their hands in something there. All this exacerbates Israel's biggest security headache.

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    eens - That mosque was an old Episcopal church http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/e...lim-community/
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    Netanyahu in talks with Jordanian king to end Temple Mount crisis
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    Netanyahu in talks with Jordanian king
    to end Temple Mount crisis


    07/19/2017 11:30:27 AM
    Updated on 07/19/2017 12:13:57 PM
    Written by i24NEWS
    http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/intern...e-mount-crisis


    Muslims pray in Jerusalem during 'Day of Rage' on July 19, 2017


    Mohammad Al-Kassim

    Abbas cuts trip to China short and swiftly returns to Ramallah amid clashes
    erupting in Jerusalem

    The Israeli government entered into negotiations with state leaders from
    Jordan on Wednesday in order to try to bring an end to the so-called
    “Day of Rage" which saw clashes erupting throughout Jerusalem,
    Hebrew media reported.


    Security forces in Israel and the West Bank were already on high alert
    Wednesday, on the fourth day clashes in Jerusalem after Palestinian
    leaders called for mass disobedience, or what they deemed the
    “Day of Rage", after Israel imposed increased security measures
    on the Temple Mount after a terror attack killed two policemen on Friday.

    Netanyahu said Wednesday that the extra security measures will stay
    in place for now but Hebrew media reports that negotiations are underway
    to end the crisis.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently on a state visit
    to Hungary, reportedly had direct communication with the Jordanian
    king and the Jordanian foreign minister.


    Saudi Arabia has also claimed to have had direct involvement in the talks
    to end the clashes, according to Saudi Arabic media.

    Both Jordan and Israel would like to see the conflict end before Friday
    when collective Muslim prayers are slated to take place. Meanwhile,
    Palestinian leaders are calling for Arab-Israelis to make pilgrimage to
    Jerusalem on Friday, in an act of protest, in order put pressure on the
    Israeli government.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas cut a trip to China short
    and headed swiftly back to Ramallah amid the tension erupting throughout
    Jerusalem.

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    Israel PM talks with security chiefs on Jerusalem tensions

    By Ian Deitch, Associated Press
    JERUSALEM July 19, 2017, 2:48 PM ET

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled Wednesday that he's sticking to a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine, despite rising tensions and a Muslim call for mass protests in the city.

    Netanyahu, who was in Hungary, spoke by phone with Israeli security chiefs about the escalation in Jerusalem and was to hold more consultations after his return to Israel on Thursday.

    The mass protests are set for Friday, the highlight of the Muslim religious week, when tens of thousands of Muslims typically attend prayers in the walled compound in Jerusalem's Old City.

    Meanwhile, several thousand Palestinian Muslims prayed Wednesday evening in the streets near Lion's Gate, one of the entrances to the shrine that was fitted with metal detectors. Such prayers, with the faithful kneeling in orderly lines on the pavement, have been the main form of protest this week, signaling their refusal to pass through the metal detectors, but protesters have also scuffled with police.

    Conflicts over the holy site, revered by Muslims and Jews, have repeatedly triggered Israeli-Palestinian confrontations. The site known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Haram al-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, to Muslims is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    The latest escalation began last week when three Palestinian gunmen launched an attack from there, killing two Israeli policemen at a gate to the Muslim-administered compound.

    In response, Israel began installing metal detectors, a move Muslim religious leaders and Palestinian politicians allege is part of an Israeli attempt to expand control at the site.

    Israel has denied such allegations, saying metal detectors are routine security devices used at holy sites around the world.

    Muslim clerics on Wednesday urged the faithful to forego prayers in neighborhood mosques in the city on Friday and converge on the shrine, in an attempt to draw larger crowds.

    Worshippers were asked to pray in the streets rather than submit to the new security procedures.

    Netanyahu spoke to Israeli security chiefs by phone on Wednesday.

    "There is no change regarding the metal detectors," he told reporters in Budapest.

    Israeli media reported that security chiefs are at odds over the new devices. Israel's Shin Bet security service, which closely monitors Palestinian society, reportedly opposes the metal detectors as counterproductive, while police support the new measures.

    Netanyahu said Israel is in close contact with Jordan, the traditional Muslim custodian of the shrine. Netanyahu said Jordan wants to "end this as quietly as possible."

    "We expected everyone to help restore calm," he said.

    Netanyahu rejected Muslim allegations that Israel is changing long-standing arrangements at the shrine.

    "We should look at the facts and the truth the installation of metal detectors does not constitute any change in the status quo," he said. "It is only meant to prevent a repeat of an attack with weapons."

    Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the key to restoring calm is to have Israel respect the "historic and legal status" at the shrine, the state news agency Petra reported.

    Safadi told ambassadors from Europe and Asia that ending tensions is in the hands of Israel which he said should immediately reopen the shrine without any hindrances.

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who was in China, is returning to the West Bank to deal with the crisis, his office said in a statement.

    In the meantime, Abbas is in touch with Arab and international leaders to try to "prevent a deterioration of the situation," it said.

    After last week's shooting, Israel closed the site for two days for searches. It was only the third closure since Israel captured the shrine, along with east Jerusalem and other territories, in the 1967 Mideast war.

    The closure drew wide condemnation from the Muslim world. Israel began opening the site gradually on Sunday.

    Jews revere the 37-acre raised platform as the site of their biblical temples. It is the holiest site in Judaism and the nearby Western Wall, a remnant of one of the temples, is the holiest place where Jews can pray.

    Muslims believe the hilltop marks the spot from which the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. It is Islam's third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.



    Associated Press writer Karin Laub in the West Bank contributed to this report.


    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...-site-48723082

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    Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site
    By Aron Heller and Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press
    JERUSALEM July 20, 2017, 4:10 PM ET

    Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy site escalated further.

    Israel police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Palestinians hurled stones and glass bottles at officers after the prayers outside the site, referred to by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated at least 22 people for injuries. Police said no officers were injured; they had no information about injured protesters
    .

    The Palestinians were protesting Israel's placement of metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site after a deadly attack there last week in which three Israeli Arab gunmen killed two Israeli police officers before they were shot and killed at the entrance to the site.

    Israel has defended the detectors as a necessary security measure, one it says is used routinely at holy sites around the world.

    But Muslim clerics have called for mass protests at the site on Friday unless the detectors are removed by then. International efforts have been underway to try and stave off a major conflagration.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his security chiefs were to discuss the situation late Thursday after he returned from visits to France and Hungary. The security services are reportedly divided over what to do about the detectors, given the rising tensions surrounding the site.

    Earlier in the day, Israel's public security minister, Gilad Erdan, insisted the detectors were essential to maintaining security. "The Israeli police needs these metal detectors so the security checks can give a proper response to the security considerations," he said.

    Israeli security forces are on high alert ahead of Friday, when tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers typically descend on the walled compound in Jerusalem's Old City for prayers. The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Thursday called for a "day of rage" against the security measures.

    Conflicts over the holy site have repeatedly triggered Israeli-Palestinian confrontations. Hamas called the initial closure of the site following last week's deadly attack a "religious war" and called on followers to attack Israelis.

    Muslim clerics have been urging the faithful to skip prayers in neighborhood mosques on Friday and converge on the shrine, in an attempt to draw larger crowds. Worshippers have been asked this week to pray in the streets rather than submit to the new security procedures.

    Netanyahu held urgent phone conversations with his security chiefs Wednesday and appears to be under intense international pressure to back down.

    Netanyahu said Israel is in close contact with Jordan, the traditional Muslim custodian of the shrine, to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. Jordan's ruling Hashemite dynasty, with ancestry said to go back to Prophet Muhammad, derives much of its legitimacy from custodianship over the shrine. The White House has also called for tensions to be reduced.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also called on Israel to remove the metal detectors in a phone conversation with his counterpart Reuven Rivlin. The Israeli president called last week's attack "intolerable" while officials in Erdogan's office say he told Rivlin that violence wasn't acceptable. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

    Azzam Khatib, the director of the site's Muslim administration, or Waqf, said he was hopeful an arrangement could be found before the Friday prayers. "We will never ever accept any changes in the mosque, and Israel has to put an end to this crisis by removing the metal detectors," he said.

    A Jerusalem resident near the site, Ruben Abu Shamsi, said he hopes "the Israeli government will be so wise to avoid the violence."

    Nationalist Israeli politicians have been pressuring Netanyahu from the opposite direction.

    Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the pro-settler Jewish Home party, warned of an Israeli "capitulation" that "will damage Israel's power of deterrence and will endanger the lives of the visitors, the worshippers and the police officers."

    After last week's deadly attack, Israel closed the site for two days for searches. It was only the third closure since Israel captured the shrine, along with east Jerusalem and other territories, in the 1967 Mideast war.

    The closure drew wide condemnation from the Muslim world. Israel began opening the site gradually on Sunday.

    Jews revere the 37-acre (15-hectare) raised platform as the site of their biblical temples. It is the holiest site in Judaism and the nearby Western Wall, a remnant of one of the temples, is the holiest place where Jews can pray.

    Muslims believe the hilltop marks the spot from which the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. It is Islam's third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

    Also on Thursday, the Israeli military said it shot and killed a 26-year-old Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Hebron.

    In the past two years, Palestinians have killed 45 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks. During that same period, Israeli forces have killed more than 255 Palestinians, most of them said by Israel to be attackers while others were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

    Israel blames the violence on incitement by Palestinian political and religious leaders to commit attacks. Palestinians say the attacks stem from anger over decades of Israeli occupation of territories they claim for their future state.



    Associated Press writer Mohammed Daraghmeh in Ramallah, West Bank, contributed to this report.


    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...-site-48739940

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    Friday, after the Muslim prayers are over, is when the rioting usually starts


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  33. #33
    Israel News Feed‏ @IsraelHatzolah · 2h2 hours ago


    JUST IN: Israeli Security cabinet decide metal detectors at Temple Mount will not be removed.

  34. #34
    Israel News Feed‏ @IsraelHatzolah · 3h3 hours ago

    TURKEY: Muslims throw rocks and attack Jewish synagogue in Istanbul protesting Temple Mount metal detectors

  35. #35
    Israel News Feed‏ @IsraelHatzolah · 4h4 hours ago

    JUST IN: Checkpoints set up at all entrances to Jerusalem ahead of Friday major protests and violence called by Palestinians.

  36. #36
    Israel News Feedž @IsraelHatzolah · 5h5 hours ago


    MASS POLICE & IDF DEPLOYMENT - JERUSALEM:
    •5 IDF battalions
    •3,000 cops
    •Limitation of Muslim worshipers
    •Blocking entry from certain areas

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    The Jerusalem Post‏Verified account @Jerusalem_Post · 50m50 minutes ago

    Muslims refuse to enter Temple Mount over Israeli measures for 2nd day
    I guess that means they don't want it anymore. Time for a change in management. Bring in the bulldozers!

  38. #38
    Arutz Sheva Articles‏ @israelnatnews · 2h2 hours ago

    Turkish extremists protest outside Istanbul synagogue


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    Ynetnews‏Verified account @ynetnews · 5h5 hours ago

    Hamas increases calls for large-scale protest Friday


  40. #40
    Israel Breaking‏ @IsraelBreaking · 1h1 hour ago

    Muslim leaders call for shut down of Jerusalem mosques Friday -Muslims to go to Temple Mount. Army deployed to Jerusalem. Violence expected.


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