Jerusalem: Israel Police prepare for violent Muslim riots on Temple Mount after Friday prayers
Additional Police units have been deployed to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount ahead of expected Muslim riots after prayers at the mosque in the Jewish holy site.
As part of the police preparations based on intelligence, police arrested 60 Muslim terrorists involved in incitement to violence.
In the coming hours, the Police will continue to make arrests and operating to ensure that the Muslim prayers take place respectfully.
The Golden Gate, Mercy Gate or Sha’ar HaRachamim, was closed several years ago based on a court order because the group running the area was found to have ties to Hamas. It has been kept closed to stop illegal construction work by the Waqf.
Hamas, Fatah, and other terror groups and Arab factions called on its Muslim terrorists “to protect the al-Aqsa mosque” following the enforcement of the Mercy Gate closure.
The Fatah described the closure of the compound as “a crime and provocation of the feelings of all Muslims.”