Israeli forces kill Palestinian man over alleged car-ramming attack
Jul 19 2017
The Red Crescent reported on Tuesday that some 50 Palestinians were wounded in overnight clashes with Israeli police near a Jerusalem site holy to Jews and Muslims.
The Waqf, together with other Islamic groups, yesterday issued a statement calling on Muslim worshippers "to reject and boycott all the Israeli aggression measures, including changing the historical status quo including imposing the metal detectors".
President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has called for a "Day of Rage" to protest against new security measures introduced at a Jerusalem site which is holy to both Muslims and Jews.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says that in a joint operation with the military early Sunday forces tracked down the suspect.
On July 14, three Palestinians opened fire on Israeli forces at al-Aqsa Mosque compound before being shot dead.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
A masked militant, representing the pro-Hamas Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) in Gaza, told the press that the military wings cannot keep silent for the "endless daily Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque", one of top holy Muslim sites.
In the neighborhood of Silwan, next to the Old City, police units dispersed rioters who fired fireworks directly at them. Palestinians believe that Israel intends to change the status-quo at the site while many Israelis voice frustration over what they see as restrictions on Jewish prayer at the complex.
The centers stressed that the measures violate the right to free movement and work and are also considered as racist as Israel allows the Jews to enter the compound but bans Palestinian residents of Jerusalem al-Quds from entering or opening their shops.
The standoff began on Sunday, when the mosque was reopened after an unprecedented two-day closure imposed in response to a deadly shootout which Israeli police said was to search for any weapons inside.
Camal Ryan, head of the al-Aksa Foundation, told the Post that the events were an obvious answer to the new Temple Mount security measures.
In the past two years, Palestinians have killed 45 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and attacks using cars to ram into Israeli civilians and troops.