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The return of Muslims to the temple mount accompanied by riots

Israeli police yielded to the demand of the Jerusalem Islamic Council (WAQF) and opened the gates of Bab al-Sarra in the Muslim quarter of the Old city.

Radio «Kahn Beth» reported that for the first time after the attack, thousands of Muslims went up to the temple mount to participate in daily prayer in al-Aqsa mosque.

According to the report, many Muslims came to the temple mount with the flags of Fatah. They celebrate «a victory over Israel in the war of al-Aqsa».

Near the Lion’s gate clashes between police and a crowd of Muslims. The channel «al Jazeera» reported that the clashes injured four Muslims.

Less than an hour before the daily prayers of the Jerusalem Islamic Council (WAQF) has put forward a new ultimatum to Israel. Council members demanded to open the gate in the Muslim quarter. Otherwise, they threatened, that the prayer of the Muslims will be held outside of the Temple mount, and the protests will continue.

On the night of 27 July, the police completely dismantled all the security tools that were installed at the entrance to the temple mount after a terrorist attack occurred there.

Law enforcement officers dismantled the bridge, which was equipped with surveillance cameras and turnstiles, along which stood the metal detector. The cameras and metal detectors were dismantled on the night of July 25 in accordance with the decision of the military-political Cabinet.

The decision to remove all systems installed after the attack, was taken under pressure from the Waqf, and leaders of the Muslim communities in Jerusalem. After Israel dismantled cameras and metal detectors, the head of the Waqf, said that Israel is not enough and you need to return the situation on the Temple mount to the one that was there on July 14.

After it became known that Israel has fulfilled the requirement of Waqf, hundreds of Muslims gathered at the Lion’s gate of the Old city and the streets of the Arab neighborhoods of the capital and celebrated the victory.

On the morning of 27 July the Grand mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Hussein declared that the Muslims can return to the temple mount. «We have returned to the situation that was before,» he said.

The return of Muslims to the temple mount accompanied by riots 27.07.2017

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