Muslims Attack Jews Praying at Western Wall

A number of stones landed in the  Western Wall prayer plaza as Muslims waved Hamas flags and chanted their eagerness to sacrifice their lives

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Temple Mount
Palestinian Muslims wave Hamas flags while attacking Israeli police and Jewish worshippers from atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Palestinian Muslims wave Hamas flags while attacking Israeli police and Jewish worshippers from atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo: Jamal Awad/Flash90

Muslim “worshippers” ended the final Friday prayers of the Ramadan holy month by attacking Jews praying at the Western Wall below the Temple Mount early Friday morning.

The Muslim prayer time itself was without incident. But as soon as it ended, a faction of the Muslims immediately began hurling stones and launching fireworks at the Israel Police station that is located atop the Temple Mount, as well as at the Western Wall below.

A number of stones reportedly landed in the  Western Wall prayer plaza, but there were no reports of injuries.

Many of the rioters waved the flag of the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas and chanted: “We’ll sacrifice our lives for Al-Aqsa.”

Due to the sudden outbreak of violence, police entered the Temple Mount compound and clashed with the rioters in a bid to restore order. Dozens of the Muslim assailants barricaded themselves inside the Al Aqsa Mosque, allegedly Islam’s third holiest site.

Twelve Palestinians were reportedly injured in the clashes before other Muslims intervened and persuaded the rioters to stop attacking the Israelis.

These riots have been ongoing for the past several weeks, and are common during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. But as we previously reported, the violence is usually the doing of a small radical element and is not appreciated by the majority of Muslims.

See: Arab Backlash Against Palestinian Provocations at the Temple Mount

 

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