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World Hamas says target Israelis after Jerusalem site attack

07:11  16 july  2017
07:11  16 july  2017 Source:   ap.org

Israeli diplomat says UNESCO resolution is less important than fixing his toilet

  Israeli diplomat says UNESCO resolution is less important than fixing his toilet Israelis are angry at a UNESCO resolution to list Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage site.“Sorry … I have a very urgent … sorry, Mr. Chairman … it’s my plumber in my apartment in Paris. There is a huge problem in my toilet, and it's more important than the decision you just adopted, thank you,” Carmel Shama-Hacohen, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, said sarcastically while addressing the forum's annual gathering.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Saturday called on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Saturday called on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there. Hamas described the closure of the site

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Saturday called on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there.

Several casualties in shooting near Jerusalem holy site: police

  Several casualties in shooting near Jerusalem holy site: police Three attackers opened fire near Jerusalem's holiest site on Friday, wounding three Israelis, two of them critically, before they were killed, Israeli police said. Army Radio said the shooting took place near the sacred site known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount.Police said the three attackers were killed by security forces. The Israeli ambulance service Magen David Adom said two of the Israelis wounded were receiving life-saving treatment.

Israel says it won’t reopen before Sunday. Hamas has staged a rally celebrating the attack . Israeli police declared Friday’s Muslim prayers will not be held at Jerusalem ’s holiest site after two

Hamas staged a rally celebrating the attack . The Muslim-administered site is revered by both Muslims and Jews. Israel says it won't reopen before Sunday.

Hamas described the closure of the site — known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount — in a statement as a "religious war" and Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum called on the Palestinian "uprising" to target the Israeli army and West Bank settlers.

Israel made the rare move after three Palestinian assailants opened fire there Friday, killing two Israeli police officers before being shot dead. The attackers were devout Muslim citizens of Israel.

On Saturday, the White House condemned the attack in a strongly-worded statement.

"The people of the United States are heartbroken that terrorists brutally gunned down two Israeli police officers," said Press Secretary Sean Spicer. "There must be zero tolerance for terrorism. It is incompatible with achieving peace and we must condemn it in the strongest terms, defeat it, and eradicate it."

Hamas staged a rally celebrating the attack. The Muslim-administered site is revered by both Muslims and Jews. Israel says it won't reopen before Sunday.

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors .
Islamic leaders have called on Muslims to boycott a Jerusalem holy site after Israel set up metal detectors at the entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week. Israel set the security measures when it reopened the site — sacred to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount — on Sunday. The site was shut on Friday after three Arab Muslim citizens of Israel opened fire there, killing two police officers.The, Waqf, Jordan's Islamic authority that manages religious affairs of the site, together with other Muslim groups, called on the faithful "not to enter the mosque.

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