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Violent clashes erupt at Jerusalem's holiest site
AP/Yahoo News ^ | 10-25-09 | Matt Friedman

Posted on 10/25/2009 2:08:51 PM PDT by STARWISE

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 the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of the Islamic structures in the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

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 in Jerusalem's Old City can quickly ignite widespread unrest, and police remained on high alert.

"Jerusalem is a red line that Israel should not cross," said Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh, condemning the Israeli police action.

A visit to the site in 2000 by Ariel Sharon, then an Israeli opposition leader and later prime minister, helped ignite deadly clashes that escalated into violence that engulfed Israel and the Palestinian territories for several years.

Sunday's disturbances were rooted in calls from Muslim leaders for their followers to protect the Islamic sites from what they said were Israeli plots to damage them or let Jews pray in the compound. There was no evidence to support either claim.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: holyland; israel; jerusalem; mosque; muslims; palestine; palestinians; templemount; westernwall
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Lord, protect Israel.

1 posted on 10/25/2009 2:08:51 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: fuzzybutt

~~PING!


2 posted on 10/25/2009 2:09:19 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

3 posted on 10/25/2009 2:14:04 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (hardcore redneck)
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4 posted on 10/25/2009 2:15:04 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: STARWISE
So Yasser Arafat was kicked out of Jourdan in the 70s after 27000 of his gang were killed and now the “palestinians” think they own Israel.
5 posted on 10/25/2009 2:16:59 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: STARWISE

Don’t ya just love the brave muzzies who hide behind masks, women and children?


6 posted on 10/25/2009 2:18:06 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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Palestinian thugs

A Palestinian throws a stone towards Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City October 25, 2009. Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site.

A Palestinian youth uses a slingshot to fire a stone towards Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City October 25, 2009. Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site.

A Palestinian stone-thrower stands in an alleyway during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City October 25, 2009. Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site.

Israeli policemen pictured in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa compound following clashes with Palestinians in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras-Al Amud, October 9. Clashes erupted on Sunday between Israeli police and Palestinians in and around the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the latest violence to shake Jerusalem's flashpoint site holy to Muslims and Jews.

An Israeli police officer aims a tear gas launcher towards Palestinian stone-throwers in Jerusalem's Old City October 25, 2009. Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site.

Israeli policemen detain a Palestinian youth during clashes in the Arab neighborhood of Ras Al Hamud in east Jerusalem, 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 Palestinian protesters who were pelting them with stones.

A Palestinian woman shouts at Israeli police during clashes in Jerusalem's Old City October 25, 2009. Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site.

A Palestinian stone-thrower gestures from atop a building during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City October 25, 2009. Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site.

7 posted on 10/25/2009 2:21:20 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: freeangel

I loathe these pali street thugs, fed
and paid by the venom of somebody’s pals.


8 posted on 10/25/2009 2:23:18 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE
Israeli policemen pictured in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa compound

That's the Dome of the Rock in the background. From that wall between the policemen and the Dome, it doesn't look to me like they are anywhere near it.

ML/NJ

9 posted on 10/25/2009 2:50:48 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: STARWISE

One to watch for sure!

Thanks for the ping!!!!


10 posted on 10/25/2009 2:55:36 PM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: freeangel

You mean masks, mosques, women and children.


11 posted on 10/25/2009 3:00:55 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: STARWISE

“A Palestinian woman shouts at Israeli police during clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City October 25, 2009. Israeli police stormed Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who had thrown rocks at them in another eruption of violence at the holy city’s most sensitive site.

Lady, put your veil back on. Your face is grossing everybody out, and this is the city’s most sensitive site.


12 posted on 10/25/2009 3:05:43 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: STARWISE

The Al-Aqsa mosque is a pimple on the Temple Mount which will soon be popped.


13 posted on 10/25/2009 3:21:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: STARWISE
OMINOUS DEVELOPMENTS IN ISRAEL!

ESAU, EDOM AND THE PALESTINIAN ARAB EAGLE

14 posted on 10/25/2009 3:23:13 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: STARWISE

JDAM the bloody mosque.


15 posted on 10/25/2009 3:30:06 PM PDT by JoeMac ("Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more!'' Popeye The SailorMan)
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To: STARWISE
USE...LIVE...AMMO!
16 posted on 10/25/2009 3:32:27 PM PDT by 10mm
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To: STARWISE
'American training will be utilized to kill Jews'
”NORTHERN WEST BANK –security forces who recently received training
at U.S.-run bases as part of a stated effort to reform the PA's militias
“All the trainings we received from Dayton and company will not affect our loyalty to
our people and the resistance," said the former Brigades leader.
The others present concurred.
The gunman was referring to Keith Dayton, the U.S. security coordinator to the
Palestinian territories who has been overseeing the training of Palestinian militias.
Since the late 1990s, the U.S. has run training bases for PA militias. The U.S. also has
provided hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid and weapons to build up the PA militias.
"… What we received from Dayton, we will use when the day comes for a confrontation."
"I do not think that the operations of the Palestinian resistance would have been so
successful and would have killed more than 1,000 Israelis since 2000 and defeated the
Israelis in Gaza without these [American] trainings," said Yousuf.

Yousuf received U.S. training in Jericho in 1999 as a member of the Preventative
Security Services. He is a Brigades chief in Ramallah, where he is accused of
participating in anti-Israel terrorism, including recent shootings, attacks against Israeli
forces operating in the city and a shooting attack in northern Samaria in December 2000
that killed Benyamin Kahane, leader of the ultranationalist Kahane Chai organization.
… Yousuf said his American training sessions were instrumental in killing Jews:
"All the methods and techniques that we studied in these trainings, we applied them against the Israelis," he said.
"We sniped at Israeli settlers and soldiers. We broke into settlements and Israeli army
bases and posts. We collected information on the movements of soldiers and settlers. We
collected information about the best timing to infiltrate our bombers inside Israel. We
used weapons and we produced explosives, and of course the trainings we received from
the Americans and the Europeans were a great help to the resistance."

"I myself received American trainings in Jericho. Together with my Preventative
comrades, I received trainings in intelligence methods and military trainings," he said. "In
the intelligence part, we learned collection of information regarding suspected persons,
how to follow suspected guys, how to infiltrate organizations and penetrate cells of
groups that we were working on and how to prevent attacks and to steal in places.

"On the military level, we received trainings on the use of weapons, all kind of weapons
and explosives," Yousuf said. "We received sniping trainings, work of special units
especially as part of what they call the fight against terror. We learned how to put siege,
how to break into places where our enemies closed themselves in, how to oppress protest
movements, demonstrations and other activities of opposition.
"I'm just telling you the truth," he said. "We applied against Israel all that we learned
from the Americans."


Obama's Official Web Site Equates Israel to Nazi Germany
Organizing for America Web site: "The majority of the Israeli policies are the exact
copies of the Nazi policies"
Barack Obama's official Web site, over which Barack Obama's organization exercises
editorial control, carries an entry that equates Israelis to Nazis and their treatment of
Palestinians to the Holocaust. Emily and her fellow moderators at Obama for America
apparently did not consider an entry that compares Israeli Jews to Nazis as "disrespectful
to our other users and detract from a welcoming community where all people can engage
in positive discourse." Here is the material that Obama for America approved for posting."


“Barack Obama’s Anti-Semitic Website
The site was and is closely policed. The site moderators remove material that they
consider to be “disrespectful to our other users” and to “detract from a welcoming
community where all people can engage in positive discourse.” What they find
disrespectful can be interesting: once during the campaign a conservative blogger, Bill
Levinson, posted a blog on Obama’s website consisting entirely of a series of quotations
from Obama’s own book, Dreams of my Father. Obama’s team did not approve of their
standard-bearer’s words, and so Levinson’s blog and account were deleted from the
Obama site in just under 36 hours. That’s right, Barack Obama’s website banned
Obama’s own words. But the most disgusting anti-semitic ravings remained on the site,
along with blogs advocating anarchy and the overthrow of the United States Congress."


“Obama using 'blood libel' report to pressure Jewish state
TEL AVIV – Senior Palestinian Authority officials told WND the Obama administration
offered their group guarantees that the U.S. would pressure Israel over a Palestinian state
in exchange for the PA's withdrawal of support for immediate U.N. action over an
investigation claiming Israel committed war crimes.

The PA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told WND the guarantees include
pressing Israel to agree to a two-year timetable to negotiate a Palestinian state set along
the pre-1967 lines – meaning a state in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and eastern sections of
Jerusalem.

The officials said the Obama administration hopes to set the timetable publicly before
March. They said Obama's Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, presented the timetable to
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in meetings here the past few days.

The PA officials said Mitchell specifically told the Palestinians the Obama administration
will push for a state including much of eastern Jerusalem.
"Mitchell told us not to be worried about what happened in Jabel Mukabar. It was just a
ceremony and won't create any facts on the ground," one senior PA official told WND.”


“At the UN, the Obama administration backs limits on free speech.
At the UN, the Obama administration backs limits on free speech.
This article, by Anne Bayefsky, originally appeared in The Weekly Standard.
The Obama administration has marked its first foray into the UN human rights
establishment by backing calls for limits on freedom of expression. The newly-minted American policy was rolled out at the latest session of the UN Human Rights
Council, which ended in Geneva on Friday. American diplomats were there for the first time as full Council members and intent on making friends.
President Obama chose to join the Council despite the fact that the Organization of the
Islamic Conference holds the balance of power and human rights abusers are among its
lead actors, including China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia. Islamic states quickly interpreted
the president's penchant for "engagement" as meaning fundamental rights were now up
for grabs. Few would have predicted, however, that the shift would begin with America's
most treasured freedom."

17 posted on 10/25/2009 3:34:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Diogenesis

So many naive americans have no idea who they voted for, and just as bad they are not paying any attention now, either.


18 posted on 10/25/2009 3:44:16 PM PDT by exnavy (GOD save the republic)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Here’s a related story, and I wouldn’t dream of arguing about this:

‘Force will determine Jerusalem’s fate’
JPost | Oct 25, 2009 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND ABE SELIG
Posted on 10/25/2009 2:25:03 PM PDT by sofaman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2370684/posts


19 posted on 10/25/2009 3:53:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Diogenesis

Beyond despicable! There is an awakening coming.

God help us all .. God protect Israel.


20 posted on 10/25/2009 4:10:37 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

Sooner or later Israel will have to fight these people. Stop using stun grenades and star using real ones. Bring it on now before they are strong enough to win.


21 posted on 10/25/2009 4:11:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: STARWISE

Ever notice that wherever Muslims go, violence follows?

Must be that f**king George Bush....

/sarcasm


22 posted on 10/25/2009 5:37:07 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: JoeMac

Personally, I’m hoping for a “work accident.” It’s so much more...Biblical.


23 posted on 10/25/2009 9:42:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Show your faces, pussy boys!


24 posted on 10/25/2009 10:00:10 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: STARWISE
Me thinks its time to bulldoze the Abomination that Causes Desolation...
25 posted on 10/25/2009 10:01:41 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: STARWISE
Any sniper worth his salt should be able to bounce a few off those misguided youth...
26 posted on 10/25/2009 10:03:44 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: STARWISE

I am so glad to be from Texas and not have to live in that hellhole over there. I must have been born under a lucky star or something. How a people can hate each other for centuries (millenia?) is beyond me.


27 posted on 10/25/2009 10:58:03 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: STARWISE
Sunday's disturbances were rooted in calls from Muslim leaders for their followers to protect the Islamic sites from what they said were Israeli plots to damage them...

I'd be willing to bet good money that these Muslim pr*cks have already caused structural damage to their own sites and are busy preparing the Israelis as the scapegoat for the inevitable collapse due to their own negligence. I can't for the life of me understand why the world just sits back and watches this crap unfold before their eyes.

28 posted on 10/26/2009 3:09:53 AM PDT by csense
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Correct me if I’m wrong,but isn’t Israel supposed to be for the Jews and NOT the Muslims?


29 posted on 03/20/2010 10:01:11 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: csense

WTF are Muslims doing in Israel?


30 posted on 03/20/2010 10:03:40 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: STARWISE
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 Palestinian protesters who were pelting them with stones.

If the Israelis switched tactics, to having each stone thrower getting a .22 bullet in the groin from a police sniper, the protests would end real fast.

31 posted on 03/20/2010 10:05:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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