Three Days of Har Habayis Clashes in Yerushalayim Brings Focus On Rock-Throwing Terrorists


temple mount clashesIn three straight days of clashes on the Har Habayis, Israel Police said dozens of Palestinian youths stayed overnight in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prepared firebombs, rocks, fireworks and other means to attack police and Jewish visitors to the holy site. Israeli security officials blamed the Muslim authorities at the site for allowing it to be abused.

The clashes began Sunday morning, when security forces seized pipe bombs at the site hours before Rosh Hashanah.

From Sunday to Tuesday, Israeli security forces arrested 26 Palestinians, while 14 Israeli police officers were injured.

The rising tide of clashes at the Har Habayis and increased incidents of rock throwing in Yerushalayim’s eastern neighborhoods are no coincidence. The leading cause is the growing incitement on social networks to “defend” the Al-Aqsa mosque. The incitement is also spread by imams, like the notorious Shiekh Raed Salah.

The murder of Alexander Levlovitz on Rosh Hashanah makes it very clear that stones and firebombs are deadly weapons. Most rock-throwers are between the ages of 10-20. The 14-year-olds and above have the strength to take a rock or heavy boulder, sometimes a block of concrete, and slam it into the windshield of a Jewish-driven car that passes by.

Yerushalayim Mayor Nir Barkat said Tuesday night, “The murder that took place on Rosh Hashanah is further proof that rock-throwing is a terrorist attack like any other.”

Rock attacks have become endemic in Jerusalem neighborhoods such as A-Tur, Isawiya, Silwan and Shuafat, where Arab boys routinely target Jewish vehicles and homes.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Arrest them and then release them to do it again: but first wait for the UN condemnation and bambi’s ridiculous request for calm.
    They should be stoned!

  2. Rocks are lethal weapons. It would be entirely appropriate to shoot rock throwers. That is true whether the rock throwers are Arabs or Jews.