IDF braces for Palestinian ‘day of rage’ following terror attacks in Jerusalem
The Israeli army is on alert and is preparing for continued violent clashes in Jerusalem as Palestinians plan protests in the capital and Judea and Samaria following afternoon prayers against the ‘backdrop of tension’ on the Temple Mount.
Hamas, along with a number of other Palestinian groups, has called for a “day of rage” for Friday to coincide with weekly Muslim prayers after what they call an Israeli ‘assault’ on Muslim worshipers at the al-Aqsa mosque.
Three days of clashes between Israeli police and Muslim terrorists rocked Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound this week as Jews celebrated their new year, and there are fears of more trouble with a series of religious holidays approaching.
Israel’s Attorney general approved the use of Ruger rifles by Jerusalem police when engaging with particularly dangerous rock throwers terrorists.
The Knesset recently passed new legislation that provides for a minimum jail sentence of ten years for terrorists convicted of throwing rocks or firebombs.