The Islamic militant Hamas movement, which rules the , called on Palestinians to rise up against Israel and urged Arab countries that have ties to Israel to sever them.
Pali youths hurl stones during clashes with Israeli police Â in Jerusalem’s Old City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. Israeli forces stormed the Jerusalem’s holiest shrine, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, Sunday, firing stun grenades to disperse hundreds of Pali Arab protesters who were pelting them with stones
Pali Arabs Â fondly embrace the US’s new mid east confusion: Ever notice that whenever a president puts pressure on the Israelis to appease the Palestinians, the Pal street responds by starting riots, intifadas or worse? Another 2009 foreign policy success story.
JERUSALEM â€“ Israeli police firing stun grenades faced off Sunday against masked Palestinian protesters hurling stones and plastic chairs outside the Holy Land’s most volatile shrine, where past violence has escalated into prolonged conflict.
A wall of Israeli riot police behind plexiglass shields marched toward young men covering their faces with T-shirts and scarves, sending many of them running for cover into theÂ, one of the Islamic structures in the compound known to Jews as theÂ and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
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They remained holed up in the mosque with police outside for several hours until dispersing before nightfall. Eighteen protesters were arrested, and no serious injuries were reported. But even mild troubles at the disputed compound inÂ More from AP‘s Old City can quickly ignite widespread unrest, and police remained on high alert.
Typical evasion of responsibility on the Muslim side comes today from Â Â Jordan: Spokesman for Plucky Little King Issues Instant Condemnation, Blames Jews