Thousands of Muslim worshipers returned to the Temple Mount Thursday, with violent clashes erupting at the holy site. Earlier, Muslim leaders had called for a boycott of the Temple Mount in protest of metal detectors installed by the Israelis. The security measures were installed after two Israeli police officers were killed by terrorists on the Temple Mount.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- In a series of terror attacks believed to be related to the Temple Mount tensions, three members of an Israeli family were stabbed to death in their home in the West Bank.
- In Jordan, an Israeli security guard was stabbed in a residential building at Israel’s embassy complex there. The guard shot and killed his attacker, and according to Israeli officials, inadvertently shot and killed a second man who was the landlord of the apartment building.
- For the first time since 2014, two terrorist rockets from Gaza landed in Israel within a 24-hour period. Both rockets landed in open land, and no one was injured.
- The Fellowship’s Azimut program is helping young adult Israeli immigrants from poor families and rough neighborhoods succeed in the job market. The program helps with job mentoring, financial planning, and life-management skills.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on the Temple Mount unrest and the power of prayer.