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Palestinians Riots At The Temple Mount

From the moral equivocators at the Associated Press:

Israeli police storm Jerusalem’s holiest site

By Rawhi Razim, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM – Israeli forces stormed Jerusalem’s holiest shrine Sunday, firing stun grenades to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinian protesters in a fresh eruption of violence at the most volatile spot in the Holy Land.

A wall of Israeli riot police behind plexiglass shields closed in on the crowd, sending many protesters — overwhelmingly young men — running for cover into the black-domed Al-Aqsa mosque. The mosque is one part of the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

Dozens of protesters remained holed up inside the mosque for several hours, occasionally opening shuttered doors to throw objects at police. The Israeli forces did not enter the building, and the protesters eventually left peacefully and the compound was closed, police said. There were no serious injuries…

In the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority condemned the Israeli police action.

"Jerusalem is a red line that Israel should not cross," said Nabil Abu Rdeneh, spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas.

Muslim leaders had urged their followers to gather at the compound early Sunday in response to what they said was a planned "Jewish conquest."

Israeli police said the protesters hurled a fire bomb and poured oil on the ground to make the forces slip. Around midday, small groups of youths were seen darting in and out of nearby alleyways in Jerusalem’s Old City, throwing stones and bottles at police, who responded with more stun grenades. Many protesters masked their faces with white T-shirts or black-and-white checkered keffiyeh headdresses…

The Palestinians seek to make east Jerusalem — including the holy compound — the capital of a future independent state, while Netanyahu says he will never share control of the holy city.

Israel’s crackdown drew condemnations from throughout the Muslim world. The head of the 57-nation Islamic Conference warned that any provocative act at Al-Aqsa "would bear grave consequences," while the Arab League called on the U.N. to "stop the Israeli aggressions."

Egypt said it had instructed its ambassador in Israel to urge the government to refrain from actions with "negative repercussions" for the region.

The Islamic militant Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, called on Palestinians to rise up against Israel and urged Arab countries that have ties to Israel to sever them. "The real battle begins again," spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said.

Why can’t the mean Israelis leave those poor Palestinians alone?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 25th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Palestinians Riots At The Temple Mount”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Just a case of dingle”barrys” muslim brethren having a little fun with fire and rocks. Didn’t they get the memo that the “CHECK” is in the mail?

    (no need to riot anymore)

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Do you think the Somali pirates will take a check or plastic?

    • proreason says:

      The boy king’s outreach to the Palestians will have the same impact as 40 years of reparations has had on Al Sharpton and his fellow race hustlers.

      It’s never enough.

    • Lurkin_no_mo says:

      Somali pirates will accept, and have accepted U.S. Navy lead (and probably depleted uranium). Good business for both sides…we get training, they get to meet Allah (POS).

  2. MinnesotaRush says:

    “Many protesters masked their faces with white T-shirts or black-and-white checkered keffiyeh headdresses”

    Whassup wid dat??? Every time I wrap up in a T-shirt doo rag, I wanna throw rocks and sh_t at folks with guns and stun grenades, too. Must be some kinda sublime mental illness thing, ya think???

  3. beautyofreason says:

    “Israel’s crackdown drew condemnations from throughout the Muslim world. The head of the 57-nation Islamic Conference warned that any provocative act at Al-Aqsa “would bear grave consequences,” while the Arab League called on the U.N. to “stop the Israeli aggressions.” ”

    So the wolves come in for the kill.

    I seem to remember something about Egypt placing land mines around Gaza to prevent Palestinians from entering their country. And Jordan killing tens of thousands of Palestinians during a 1970s war where the Palestinians tried to overthrow the monarchy. But my mind must be playing tricks on me.

    By the way, Obama’s government gave 900 million of our tax dollars to cover the budget shortfalls of Fatah, Palestinian leaders of the West Bank.

  4. canary says:

    “Jerusalem is a red line that Israel should not cross,” said Nabil Abu Rdeneh, spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas.

    That should be the final word. No more talks. Let Israel defend themselves.

  5. Ted Abhour says:

    Palestine is a fabricated mythical non-state. The Ishmaelites fabricated it as an excuse to assuage people from taking them to task on their fulfiling the will of the Almighty that they must behave like wild donkeys. Palestine = The Muslim SEIU.
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/09/middle-east-history-lesson.html

    GENESIS 16:9
    He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”

  6. Ted Abhour says:

    For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling:
    Psalm 132:13

    He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”
    Matthew 15:26

  7. katmeredith says:

    Nevermind the deeper political issues, let’s talk about media bias for a second.

    1. Rioters start fires and throw rocks.
    2. Police use (99% harmless) stun grenades to disperse rioters.
    3. Rioters refuse to disperse.
    4. Police maintain peaceful guard until rioters disperse.

    AP’s Lesson: Rioters are wonderful people and Police are to be vilified.

    My Lesson: Rioters were violent, Police acted responsibly, AP should be vilified.

  8. jobeth says:

    I’ve often heard it said the Arabs are “only” trying to bring on the end times so they can enjoy paradise.

    Well, I can think of no better way to accomplish that, than to operate their aggression toward Israel from the Temple Mount.

    I’ve wondered how long it would be and what it would take for that mosque to be destroyed.
    We’re getting closer and closer…..

    Netanyahu is no pantywaist. Thank God for him. If only America had someone like him.

  9. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. They never seem to rest unless they’re acting up.


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