Photo Credit: Jamal Awad / Flash 90
Muslims pray on the last Friday of Ramadan in front of the Dome of the Rock, the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City on May 7, 2021.

Israel may have ended its Operation Guardian of the Walls against Hamas in Gaza, but the terror group’s reach remains long and vicious.

Immediately following the noon prayer on Friday at the Al Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, young Arabs began rioting, hurling rocks and throwing at least one Molotov cocktail (firebomb) at Jerusalem police, police said.

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It is believed the violence came in response to calls by the Hamas terrorist organization for a “Day of Rage” in Jerusalem.

Rioters were cursing, spitting and throwing things at police officers who exercised restraint in their response, according to one local source.

The police commander of the Jerusalem district ordered supplementary forces to enter the Temple Mount and quell the rioters who were near the local police station.

With the help of police, the numerous other Arabs who were not involved in the riot were able to leave the compound via the gates.

Israeli media reported that Arab riots also began at midday in the Judean city of Hebron.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.