Hamas calls Israeli response to Palestinian rioting on Temple Mt. 'a dangerous escalation'

July 26, 2015 16:45


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Hamas on Sunday condemned Israeli security forces for entering the Temple Mount compound to neutralized dozens of masked Palestinian youth had set up barricades and took up arms overnight on the contested holy site in order to attack police and Jewish visitors on Tisha Be'av.

Hamas published a statement from the group's spokesman Sami Abi Zuhri, calling the Israeli response to Palestinian rioting "a dangerous escalation."

Despite the assailant's decision to stage the riots on the Temple Mount complex, the Hamas spokesman stated that the Palestinian people and leadership would "not stand idly by while the Israeli assaults on sanctities continue."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 20, 2018
U.S. announces new sanctions on oil shipments to Syria