Hamas Declares Temple Mount Victory, Calls for Day of Rage

The Fellowship  |  July 26, 2017

Military Parade In Gaza City
Members of Palestinian forces loyal to Hamas carry a model of the Dome of the Rock during a military parade in Gaza City July 26, 2017(Photo by Momen Faiz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Despite Israel’s decision to remove metal detectors from the Temple Mount, her foes refuse to seek peace. The Times of Israel reports that Hamas – in line with its rival terror group, Fatah – has called for a new “Day of Rage” this Friday to protest the needed security measures at the Jerusalem holy site:

Some 2,000 members of the Hamas terror group marched in the Gaza Strip Wednesday to mark “victory” after Israel removed contested metal detectors from entrances to the Temple Mount a day earlier in a bid to calm tensions.

The group also called for a fresh “day of rage” throughout the West Bank on Friday to protest continued Israeli security measures at the site.

The group urged Palestinians to “respond to the ongoing events in order to deter Israel from continuing its violations against our people and holy places,” according to Israel’s Channel 2.

It was the second week in a row the Palestinian terrorist group made such a call.

On Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party also called on its supporters, for the second week in a row, to take to the streets in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday in opposition to the security measures at the holy site.

Fatah’s Central Committee said that it would continue protests over the security measures and called for this week’s Friday prayers to again take place outside of the compound…

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