A tour bus carrying Canadian tourists was stoned in Jerusalem following yesterday's riots at the Temple Mount. The riots occurred following the morning prayers at the al Aqsa mosque. The Islamist leaders continue exhorting their followers to violence, and today's incidents show that those leaders should be held responsible for the violence.
Photo via AP and the Jerusalem Post - shows the Mugrabi (Rambam) Gate construction zone and is outside the Temple Mount area
Police and rioters continue clashing today in the area east of the Old City.
Earlier, Palestinian teenagers set large garbage containers on fire in the streets of east Jerusalem just outside the Old City and threw rocks at police gathered nearby. Some of the rocks smashed the windows of cars parked on the side of the road. They also lit an Israeli flag on fire.More rioting should be expected given that Islamist leaders and political leaders from around the region are fanning the flames despite the fact that there's no threat to the stability of the Temple Mount. The rioting ignores the fact that the construction is designed to actually improve access to the Temple Mount, but that's the Islamists for you. Anything Israel does, regardless of the outcome, is an affront.
The police, some on horseback and others in riot gear, responded by firing tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Angry Palestinians also pelted a bus carrying vacationing Canadians on a tour of the Mount of Olives holy site in east Jerusalem.
"We were just driving and all of a sudden a bunch of kids started picking up rocks and whatever they could get their hands on and started throwing it at the bus," said tourist Dave Wood. "This is our first day in the Holy City and it was quite disturbing to say the least."
A police station in east Jerusalem was also stoned, said Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby. No one was injured in the incidents Saturday, he said.
"We expect during today there will be some more (protests)," Ben Ruby said.
It shouldn't be a surprise that the Arabs are calling on the UN to force Israel to stop. Lies, rumors, and innuendos are all that is sufficient to get the UN to act against Israel.
The Washington Post continues to get things backwards. The paper minimizes the relationship between Jews and the Temple Mount versus that of Muslims. The area was sacred to Jews for more than a thousand years before there was even a religion called Islam. Two Jewish Holy Temples were on the platform that now forms the foundation for the Dome of the Rock and al Aqsa mosque. The platform was built by Jews for the Holy Temples, yet the paper treats this as secondary. Lovely.
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Labels: Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jerusalem, Temple Mount