Har Habayis Attack Foiled After Police Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque


har-habayisYerushalayim Police units stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound early today and prevented dozens of masked assailants from carrying out a planned attack. The assailants had gathered on the Har Habayis with rocks and fireworks.

Overnight, the assailants gathered weapons and prepared Molotov cocktails inside the mosque. They barricaded the mosque by nailing shoe racks to the doors and creating obstacles with metal rods, wooden beams, and barbed wire. They also built structures out of wood and wire mesh to be used as shields for rock throwers and fireworks shooters.

But the police, operating on gathered intelligence, surprised the attackers and foiled their scheme. Arriving early, they removed the obstacles and locked the assailants inside the mosque.

“The Jerusalem Police will continue to take decisive and firm action against law breakers and bring them to justice,” a police statement said Monday.


{Matzav.com Israel}


  1. uh, any arrests?

    uh, any recriminations against mosque staff that permit such violations?

    biggest conundrum: why are there no Falschinians in the major leagues? Pipsqueaks hefting BIG rocks, and throwing them far and accurately. For years. Maybe baseballs, gloves, and game-boys will extricate them from their parents’ futile ranting.