PA President Abbas’ Fatah Party Calls For Day ‘Day of Rage’ in Jerusalem on Wednesday

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX / AFP / THOMAS COEX
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party called for a “day of rage” to take place in eastern Jerusalem and the disputed territories on Wednesday.

Additionally, Fatah’s military branch, Tanzim, determined that Friday prayers this week would be conducted in Palestinian public squares throughout the disputed territories, and that sermons would be devoted to supporting the Al-Aqsa mosque and protesting Israel’s bolstered security at the Temple Mount.

The calls follow clashes that broke out in Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday when Muslim worshippers blocked a road in protest of new metal detectors placed by Israel at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount, three days after Arab terrorists killed two Israeli police officers near the flashpoint holy site.

Master Sgt. Kamil Shnaan, left, and Master Sgt. Haiel Sitawe, right. Killed by terrorists at Temple Mount

The protest was prompted by the Islamic Waqf, which together with other Muslim groups issued a statement calling on Muslims “to reject and boycott all the Israeli aggression measures, including changing the historical status quo including imposing the metal detectors.”