Police brace for last Friday of Ramadan as Palestinians gather at Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Times of Israel reports: “Palestinians crowded the Temple Mount and Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday night and extra security forces were headed to Jerusalem as the capital braced for the final Friday prayers of Ramadan, with tensions surrounding the holy site remaining high after clashes last week.

Dozens of Palestinians at the site late Thursday night chanted against Israel and Jews, and praised terrorists including Hamas military commander Muhammad Deif, Army Radio reported.

Some of the Palestinians threw rocks and glass bottles at police. Border Police officers have been sent to the area but have not entered the Temple Mount.

Fighting between officers and Palestinians at the flashpoint site last week  led to two deadly terror attacks, and rocket fire from Hamas, and the terror group has urged Palestinians to flock to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits atop the Temple Mount, and not to leave the site.

Hamas has warned Israel against allowing continued visits of Jews to the Temple Mount, and trumpeted its rocket fire at Israel last week as protecting the site…”

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