My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Masked Palestinians riot at Temple Mount...

So, they throw things at Jews and rocks at policemen on Purim....
Israeli police forces stormed the most contentious holy site in Jerusalem on Sunday to disperse masked Palestinian protesters hurling objects at visiting foreign tourists.

The incident was over quickly, but the area remained tense afterward. In the past, violence at the site -- known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary -- has erupted into deadly battles.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police dispersed some 20 masked protesters who had holed up overnight in Al-Aqsa mosque building inside the hilltop compound. The protesters pelted tourists with objects early Sunday, and threw rocks at the police when they responded to the incident, he said.

Calm was quickly restored, he said, and about a thousand tourists have since visited the area.

However, small groups of masked Palestinians continued to clash with police elsewhere in Jerusalem's Old City and in a nearby neighborhood just outside the walled area.


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