Photo Credit: courtesy, Israel Police
Police sapper holds pipe bombs found at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount. (2015)

Masked Arab rioters had prepared pipe bombs to be filled with explosives in a planned pogrom against Jews and non-Jewish tourists on the Temple Mount Sunday.

Advanced intelligence helped police foil the attack, and law enforcement officers startled the Arabs shortly after dawn, as reported here.

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Police spokesmen stated:

Masked protesters who were inside the mosque threw stones and fireworks at police. Suspect pipes that could be filled with homemade explosives were also found at the entry to the [Al Aqsa] mosque.

Police later removed any doubts that the objects were not pipe bombs.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the presence of pipe bombs at the on the Temple Mount “requires all of us to think again about arrangements” at the holy site.

Almost exactly a year ago, violence on the Temple Mount appeared to be on the verge of an all-out religious war, but a secret meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah resulted in a mutual understanding that Jews would continue to be prohibited from praying on the Temple Mount and Arabs Muslims would put a stop to violence.

The understanding lasted for several months, but a new round of escalation began several months ago.

Jordan’s reaction to today’s clash was not encouraging, and the Kingdom blamed Israel for “raiding” the mosque.

The Palestinian Authority-based Ma’an News Agency reported,:
An AFP journalist saw a number of people being detained and heavy police deployments in the Old City.

A Palestinian boy identified as Anas Siyam was evacuated to hospital after he was hit with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the chest. His condition is unknown….

A spokesman of the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah movement in Jerusalem, Raafat Ulayyan, urged the Palestinians in the West Bank and in Israel to ‘hurry to defend’ the holy Muslim place from which ‘our prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.’

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38 COMMENTS

  1. Shall Israel continue to tolerate this desecration of our holiest place until these hate-mongers kill some of us? I've never been an advocate of purging Israel of its arab/muslim occupiers, but things like this Temple Mount disrespect and violence are quickly changing my mind.

  2. Muslims didn’t come last correction -_- Islam came the day Adam came to earth if their was no Islam today we all Muslim would be Christians if their was no christans or Islam we muslims would be Jews. -_- if only Christians and jews followed the original bible and didn’t not change it

  3. The state of Israel and all Jews must explain to the Muslims that Muhammad was a false prophet, because he spoke words that contradict the words that God had spoken before, that are written in the Tanakh. For example: In the Quran, the false prophet Muhammad said that his false god said that the holy day is the sixth day of the week (Quran 62:9), when the true God had said before, in Exodus 20:8-11, that the holy day is the seventh day of the week. Another example: In the Quran, the false prophet Muhammad said that his false god said that it is allowed to eat the camel (Quran 22:36), when the true God had said before, in Leviticus 11:4, that it is forbidden to eat the camel. Another example: In the Quran, the false prophet Muhammad said that his false god said that the place which he has chosen to put there his name is the Kaaba, in Mecca, in Saudi Arabia (Quran 2:125 and 5:97), when the true God had said before, in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), in 1 Kings 9:3, that the place which he has chosen to put there his name forever is his Temple, in Mount Moriah (Temple Mount), in Jerusalem. Then, the Muslims will be able to convert to Judaism.

  4. Avi Ibrahim ' Have you read Quran ? Sura 5:51 '' O'Believers take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends and protectord for they are friends and protectors of one another, Whoever of you seeks their friendship and supports them shall become one of their numbers. Allah does not gide the wrong doers '' Quran is full of hate towards Jews and Christians and non believers .

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