FATAH CALLS FOR ‘DAY OF RAGE’
Palestinian leadership are reacting strongly to Israel’s increased security on Temple Mount.
Fatah Central Committee Member Jamal Muhaisen said that protest is necessary until the metal detectors are removed.
“What is happening in Jerusalem today is aimed at attacking the al-Aksa Mosque,” Muhaisen said at a meeting of Fatah leaders in Ramallah.
Following a shooting attack near the Temple Mount on Friday that left two police officers dead, Israel closed the site, which is holy for Jews and Muslims. Police reopened the site on Sunday, but placed metal detectors in front of its gates, which it says are meant for security.
Days of rage usually include protests in the main squares of Palestinian cities and near friction points with Israel.
However, the Palestinian Authority security forces often prevent protesters from reaching these friction points.
Fatah last called for a day of rage in April to support hunger-striking prisoners’ in Israeli jails.
Courtesy of The Jerusalem Post.