Middle East: Fatah calls for 'day of rage' in Jerusalem

Media report tensions in West Bank. Temple Mount reopened

31 October, 11:00

    Israeli police officers stand guard at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem's Old City Israeli police officers stand guard at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem's Old City

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV - Fatah, the organisation led by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called for a "day of rage" in Jerusalem and the West Bank after the killing of Muataz Hijazi, a suspect in the shooting against hardline rabbi Yehuda Glick, Palestinian media reported Friday.

    Fatah sources quoted by Haaretz, announced that protest marches would take place in the West Bank after Friday prayer and stressed that tensions were mounting. Friday morning Israeli police reopened Temple Mount to worshippers, closed off Thursday after Glick was ambushed. Israeli police completed its security checks but allowed entry to the holy site only to men above 50 years and women of all ages.(ANSAmed).

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