Amid flaring tensions, Israel installs cameras at holy site

Ray Weaver
July 24, 2017

More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the ongoing tensions since the beginning of October 2015.

Israel has repeatedly accused the Palestinian Authority of permitting anti-Israeli incitement in the public Palestinian discourse.

Following the attack, the Israeli military fortified its troops in the West Bank and on Sunday carried out a wave of West Bank arrests, detaining 29 people, including nine members of the Hamas militant group.

Arab League country Jordan called for an urgent meeting between the Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo Wednesday, to address one of the deadliest outbreaks of Israeli-Palestinian violence in two years that left five Palestinians killed and dozens injured following Israel's implementation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount.

Police used stun grenades as clashes briefly erupted at the Lion's Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City, where for the past three days Muslim worshipers have held prayers in protest of the new security measures rather than ascending the compound to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque.

The statement went on to say, "They strongly condemn acts of terror, express their regret for all loss of innocent life caused by the violence and hope for a speedy recovery to the wounded".

"If we are patient we will surely get what we want and halt these electronic doors and stop these measures and stop the raids of the Israeli government in all the cities of the West Bank".

In a post on Facebook, the stabber said he was deeply concerned about the recent violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem and wanted to protect it.

Aboul-Gheit added that the current measures "have nothing to do with security".

Three Palestinians died in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement Friday.

Abbas said that he would freeze all contacts with Israel until Jerusalem commits on canceling all the measures against Palestinian people in general and especially in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque.

"We call on the worldwide community, especially the United Nations, to address the recent regrettable developments in the occupied lands and to stand firmly against the religiously and racially discriminatory policies of the Zionists against the Palestinians", Qassemi added.

Separately, Israeli forces arrested a legislator with the Gaza-based Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, along with almost a dozen other Palestinians during separate operations across the occupied West Bank.

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