The police finally took some more convincing action
to deter Muslim rioters on the site they've occupied for over 10 centuries:
Police trapped dozens of Arab rioters at the al-Aksa mosque for hours Monday after the rioters collected rocks, fireworks, and firebombs in order to confront police and disturb Jewish visitors to the site.
The rioters set up barricades at the entrance to the al-Aksa mosque. Police said they removed the barricades while under assault of a barrage of rocks and managed to push the rioters inside the mosque and lock them inside.
Four suspects were arrested. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich said many of the rioters were Hamas and Islamic Jihad members.
I hope they managed to arrest more of the rioters and charge them for their membership in terrorist organizations. Putting those extremists under lock and key for a while was the right thing to do, and allowed for some Jewish worshipers to do some prayer service with little disturbance this time.
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