Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following repeated clashes with Palestinians rioters.And the rioters are rewarded with exactly what they wanted: no Jews allowed on the site.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said rocks and other objects were hurled toward police forces Jewish worshippers in a nearby plaza. He said a 73-year-old woman was lightly wounded and police arrested 16 suspects in the disturbances. As a result, police decided to close access to Jewish worshippers and other visitors for the remainder of the week to prevent tensions with Muslim worshippers until Ramadan is over. Throughout the week Palestinians had holed themselves up in the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the mount and attacked officers with fireworks and other objects they had stockpiled inside.
It is amazing how often the Islamist criminals and terrorists get exactly what they want because of their violence. And it makes it that much harder to fight them the next time.
If Israel would ban all Muslims, the human rights groups would cry "collective punishment!" If that is true, then how much worse is it to punish innocent Jews (and Christians) for crimes done by Muslims?
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