(Get a coffee and read this one slowly.)
Early Tuesday morning, Palestinian youth erupted in protest against an upcoming debate regarding Israeli sovereignty of the Temple Mount. Clashes between Israeli police forces and Palestinians began when officers opened the Mughrabi Gate, a main entrance to the Temple Mount that is located next to the Western Wall and is only accessible for non-Muslims.
The group of young men hurled stones and firecrackers at police forces. Several of the rioters disguised their identities by wearing masks while engaging in violence. Police were able to disperse the riot using stun grenades.
(Please see this article by CB Sashenka on this issue here)
(Letting terrorists out of Guantanamo. What could possibly go wrong?)
Islamist rebels in eastern Syria have ordered women to put on the Islamic veil, warning that anyone not doing so would be held to account, Reuters reports.
According to the report, an organization calling itself the Islamic Law Council of Deir al-Zor said in a statement released Wednesday that women have until Saturday to don the face veil.
The group did not say what punishment would befall women who fail to comply with the order.
Armed Islamist groups have become the most powerful force in the almost three-year-old uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad.
Sheikh Ikrima SabriSheikh Ikrima Sabri, the Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, warned Israel on Friday against “harming” the mosque.
Sabri, head of the Supreme Muslim Council, declared in a conversation with a Gaza-based news agency that Al-Aqsa was a “red line” for Arabs, adding, “We will not give up even one grain of earth (at the Al-Aqsa Mosque), since the Jews have no connection to it whatsoever.”
Thank you Diana W., Voice of the Copts, Oz-Rita,