Turmoil in the Holy City on Jerusalem Day

Stand for Israel  |  May 10, 2021

Israeli police intervene Palestinians guarding Al-Aqsa Mosque to prevent raids by extremist Jews
JERUSALEM - MAY 10: Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were on guard Al-Aqsa Mosque to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021. (Photo by Eyad Tawil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Today, the Israeli people celebrate Jerusalem Day, in honor of the Holy City’s reunification after the 1967 Six-Day War. But Palestinian rioters have caused turmoil and terror on this joyous day. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports on the riot that have left many injured:

The Israel Police said rioters had been hurling rocks and other objects from the holy site and launching fireworks at officers, leading them to enter the compound, a relatively uncommon move by Israeli security forces…

Police entered the Temple Mount compound in the morning after thousands of Palestinians gathered in the compound overnight, having collected numerous rocks and other makeshift weapons. Police said dozens of rioters attacked a police post and started hurling rocks from the Temple Mount toward a road south of the compound, blocking the road…

In one incident outside the Old City, Palestinian rioters hurled rocks and other objects at a Jewish man’s car and tried to drag him and his two passengers out of it before the driver sped into one of the assailants.

A police officer who was nearby ran to the scene and protected the driver and the passengers, who were mildly injured, as rioters attempted to attack them. The officer fired his pistol into the air to keep the mob away, police said…

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