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Israelis Crush Aqsa Protest: New Intifada? February 10, 2007

Posted by publicpolitics in Middle East.
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Israeli police intervened to quell a protest at Islam’s third holiest
site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque. More than 40 people were injured, but the
potential of this kind of incident to fuel an upsurge in religiously
motivated violence is almost unlimited The Jordanian King, Abdullah ,
has describes the Israeli efforts to repair parts of the mosque as a
“blatant violation” and a “dangerous escalation” of tension. Abdullah
retains formal custodianship of the mosque .

The immediate precipitant of today’s disturbance was excavation work
the Israelis say is necessary to construct a new walkway. Muslim fear
that the work will undermine the foundation of the mosque, and some
believe that the walkway is being constructed only to give Israeli
troops easier access to it in future conflicts. The Israeli Defense
Minister has publicly urged stopping the work, while Amir Perez says it
should go ahead.

The editorial and clerical fires, already brightly burning on this issue, are now blazing and almost out of control: listen to Sheikh Tayseer Al-Tamimi, the Supreme Judge of Palestine:

Tamimi reiterated yesterday his call for a day of protest against the Israeli excavation work at the mosque, which he slammed as a “crime placing the whole world on the brink of religious war.” He told reporters, “I call on the Palestinians to head to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and I call on the Arab and Islamic masses all over the world to express their anger today regarding this crime.” Tamimi had earlier announced that yesterday was to be “a day of fury” over the Israeli aggression on the Al-Aqsa
Mosque.

Source: arabnews.com

Welcome to the new intifada.

Note: The quotations and facts cited in the story come from the linked sources. All other writing is my own.

Tags: WORSHIPPERS | STUN | reporters | protest | PRAYERS | police | Grenades | excavation | Storm | Politics | Palestinian | Palestine | Mosque | Jerusalem | ISRAELI | Gaza | friday | aqsa | Al-Aqsa

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1. Shaikh - February 12, 2007

How does that matter?

Any Israelis killed in the conflict? You can’t trust these anti-semitics!


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