Saturday, May 18, 2013

What A Little Access Can Do


Dozens of Palestinians in Jerusalem protested Friday after Israel granted access to right-wingers at the al-Aqsa compound.

Protesters raised Palestinian flags and chanted for the protection of al-Aqsa in a rally in the Old City. 



Clashes broke overnight Friday between young Palestinian men and Israeli forces in Jerusalem's Old City.

Palestinian protesters threw stones and fireworks at Israeli forces in the neighborhoods of Hatta Gate, the Council Gate and al-Wad street. They also blocked roads with rocks and garbage skips, witnesses told Ma'an.

To remind you:

The Jerusalem District Police closed the Temple Mount to Jewish and other non-Muslim visitors on Thursday morning.  The Joint Association of Temple Organizations had organized a 9 a.m. visit to the site for approximately 100 children. However, police decided to close the site to non-Muslim visitors, citing a concern that the visit would provoke riots by Muslim worshipers.


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