Israeli police storm al-Aqsa compound

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"People running in terror when the armed attack started, I've seen too many of these to even move, just take as many photos as I can for the world to see the true far of this #apartheid regime #aqsa #palestine" (Photo: Instagram/@BDS4Justice)

Published Friday, October 5, 2012

Israeli police invaded Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque compound after weekly prayers Friday, attacking worshipers with stun grenades and tear gas, and arresting several.

Worshipers were staging a protest against illegal Jewish settlers who entered the compound under heavy police protection earlier this week. Israeli officials said the aim of the incursion was to “assert Jewish rights in the Temple Mount”, the Jewish name for the area, according to the Sabbah Report.

Israelis have made repeated threats to demolish the Aqsa mosque, considered the third holiest site in Islam, in order to build a Jewish temple in its stead. The move would accelerate redemption, according to Jewish religious authorities.

Photos published by a witness showed policemen stationed outside the Haram el Sharif mosque, as youth, including some of the injured, were reportedly trapped inside fearing arrest.

“Settler invasions of Aqsa are daily, this is nothing new, we just need to wake up. Aqsa empty daily,” wrote Twitter user Zalameh, whose eyewitness reports on the Aqsa invasion were circulated around the web, with some posts receiving more than 100 re-tweets.

(Al-Akhbar, UPI)


Your Judeofascist lies make me sick, with your "land without a people for a people without a land" garbage and why didn't the Palestinians accept the farcical Partition plan which Ben Gurion and the Zionists had no plan of implementing despite your Hasbara lies about it. Soon, you will be sick and forlorn when Palestinians return to their homeland and the Jews make permanent, one-way aliyah elsewhere.

"invasion" again. al-akhbar, learn new english words minfadlakum. from your perspective idf just came out of nowhere during peaceful prayers. Read the other press:

"Following the conclusion of Friday prayers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, hundreds of Arabs threw stones at security guards in the area. Police charged through the Mughrabi Gate in the Old City and fired stun grenades to disperse the angry mob."

Yes, so very "peaceful." Your hypocrisy makes me sick.

Lol, one person's bias in an article makes you sick, even though people are entitled to their own freaking opinions.
The same thing happened with the Boston Massacre; Americans threw rocks at British soldiers, annoying them. Then the British soldiers killed 5 people by shooting. I will throw a rock at you, and you will shoot me down. Fair enough? YOUR hypocrisy makes me sick, Ben.

I wish "hundreds of Arabs" had flame-throwers, or anything else for that matters, instead of throwing stones on Zionists/Nazi.

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