Massive TERRORIST ATTACK At Israel Embassy- Multiple DEAD

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A Jordanian man was shot to death and another Israeli citizen was wounded at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, news agencies including Sky News reported. 

The Jordanian man died after suffering gunshot wounds at the embassy in the upscale Rabiyeh neighborhood in the Jordanian capital. The Israeli man was said to be in an “unstable” condition.

A Jordanian source declined to give any details as police sealed off the heavily protected embassy in an affluent part of the capital. Israeli officials declined to comment.

The incident comes amid mounting tensions between Israelis and Palestinians over metal detectors that Israel has installed at a contested shrine in Jerusalem.

Palestinians are accusing Israel of trying to take control of the holy site – known to Muslims as Haram al Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount – after authorities put up the detectors at its door.

The security measures were put forward by Israel after Arab gunmen opened fire from inside the shrine, killing two police officers.

Jordan is the Muslim custodian of the site and its officials have called on Israel to remove the detectors.

On Friday, thousands of Jordanians took part in an anti-Israeli protest in Amman.

America’s Freedom Fighters reported yesterday that six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years.

For five consecutive days, Muslims have been rioting in violent clashes targeting Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City near a main entrance to the Temple Mount, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site.

Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors at entry points to the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s walled Old City, Reuters reports.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed the metal detectors. He gave no details, but current contacts are largely limited to security cooperation.

“I declare the suspension of all contacts with the Israeli side on all levels until it cancels its measures at al Aqsa mosque and preserves the status quo,” Abbas said in a brief televised speech.

The three Israelis stabbed to death and a fourth who was wounded were from the fenced-in West Bank settlement of Neve Tsuf. Israeli media said the three dead were all members of the same family, two men aged 60 and 40 and a woman of 40.

The wounded woman, 68, was hospitalised with stab wounds to her back, Israeli media said.

A still photo carried by Israeli television showed a kitchen floor completely red with blood. The family had sat down to a traditional Friday evening meal when the attack occurred, according to Israel Radio.

The Israeli army and media said the assailant slipped into the settlement under cover of darkness to carry out his attack.

Israel Radio identified him as a 19-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Khobar near Ramallah. It said he was shot, but his condition was not initially known.

Earlier AFF reported that only three out of six mosques held Friday prayers here in Jaffa. The other three were closed and worshipers were sent to Jerusalem. But Israeli police organized beforehand and reportedly did not allow buses to reach Jerusalem. In protest, the Islamic Movement decided to hold a mass prayer in the main public park in Jaffa.

Islamic Movement members claimed that representatives of the police and the Shin Bet gave bus drivers an order forbidding them to continue driving towards Jerusalem.

This scenario repeated itself in other locations as well when the Islamic Movement did not allow prayers to be held at various mosques and called on worshipers to take organized transport to Jerusalem to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Yesterday, Palestinian organizations called on Muslims to arrive en masse to Jerusalem to break through the barriers installed by Israeli security forces and forcefully remove the electronic metal detectors put in place by Israeli police at the entrance to the Al Aqsa Mosque in response to an attack at the site last week that took the lives of two Israeli police officers.

At a press conference held by Palestinian terrorist factions in Gaza, an official from the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad read a joint statement calling on worshipers to go to Jerusalem and engage Israeli security forces until the metal detectors are removed.

The official, Ahmad al-Modallal, warned Israel of the response from the Palestinian organizations if the “assault” on the Al Aqsa Mosque and the worshipers continued. He called on Palestinians “to rise up everywhere and hold marches of rage in protest of the situation at Al Aqsa.”

On Friday, Israeli Police cited information that “extremist elements” where planning to “to cause violent disruptions to the public order, and thereby to threaten the public peace, including the [safety] of those coming to pray at the holy sites and other residents of the area.”

As a result, Israeli security forces erected checkpoints at main entrances to Jerusalem and are blocking several roads leading to the Temple Mount area. Some 3,000 police forces were deployed to Jerusalem’s Old City in addition to five Israel Defense Forces battalions that have been put on standby.

The metal detectors are perceived by the Palestinians as an encroachment on Muslim rights and portrayed by Israel as a needed security measure following the attack that killed two Israeli policemen.

Earlier Friday, several thousand Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank clashed with Israeli troops, burning tires or throwing stones and firecrackers. Troops fired live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen hospitalized with live or rubber bullet injuries.

White clouds of tear gas rose from Jerusalem streets and West Bank flashpoints. In one neighborhood, Palestinians threw stones from behind a mattress used as a shield.

The Muslim worshipers are purportedly protesting the Israeli government’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrances to the Mount, the holiest site in Judaism and also holy to Islam.

Protest leaders, including top Palestinian officials, claim the metal detectors are part of an Israeli conspiracy to hamper Muslim worship at the Mount.   

The activists and Palestinian officials seemingly fail to note that Israel’s new security measures were put in place in direct response to the murderous Palestinian terrorist attack at the Mount last Friday in which three assailants somehow smuggled weapons onto the site.  The metal detectors will protect all visitors to the Mount, including Muslim worshipers.

The activists protesting at the Temple Mount ignore that metal detectors have been in place for years for Jewish and Christian worshipers accessing the Western Wall. And Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage pass through metal detectors at airports and border crossings.

The charge that Israel is hampering Muslim access to the Temple Mount is contradicted by facts on the ground. Israel allows the Jordanian-controlled Waqf to serve as custodians of the Mount and grants Muslim worshipers access to the site 24 hours per day, seven days a week with the exception of rare instances of security threats.

Jewish and Christian visitors, however, are restricted by the Waqf from visiting the Mount except on small tours for about two hours per day. The Waqf does not allow non-Muslims to pray on the Mount or bring holy objects to the site; whereas Muslim prayer is unrestricted. Waqf representatives closely monitor non-Muslim visitors to the site and are known to boot those engaging in prayer.

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Source- AFF


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