Fatah Calls to "Intensify" Struggle over Temple Mount after Israel Removes Metal Detectors

(Times of Israel) PA President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction has called for Muslims to "intensify the popular struggle" over the Temple Mount, despite the removal of metal detectors and security cameras from the site on Tuesday. In the wake of a July 14 terror attack carried out with guns that had been smuggled onto the Mount, Muslims have performed mass prayer protests outside the Jerusalem compound, some of which devolved into clashes with Israeli security forces. On Wednesday, the Fatah 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. A Waqf official said it was continuing the boycott of the Temple Mount and that new high-tech cameras would not be accepted in place of the metal detectors. Waqf officials also demanded that the increased police presence be removed.

2017-07-26 00:00:00

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