Hamas terrorists announced a “day of rage” set for Tuesday in response to Israel reopening an ancient synagogue in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter.
The Hurva Synagogue was finally completed in 1856. Designed in a grand Neo-Byzantine style, it was one of the largest buildings in the Old City. (Boker tov, Boulder)
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Warnings of widespread violence in Jerusalem on Monday proved to be unneeded, but police say the real test will be Tuesday.
Hamas announced a “day of rage” in response to the dedication of the restored Hurva synagogue in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter, police said. Large forces will continue to be deployed throughout the city, with 3,000 police and border police officers stationed in East Jerusalem and neighboring villages.
Limitations on access to Muslim prayers on Temple Mount will continue for the fifth day. Members of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee are set to hold a procession in the east of the city on Wednesday. Jerusalem on Monday was tense but quiet. Around noon, Palestinians began throwing stones near the Mount of Olives cemetery, but no injuries were reported.
At 6 P.M., scores of youths hurled stones at Border Police troops from the Palestinian side of the Qalandiya crossing, north of Jerusalem. The youths were dispersed, and the crossing closed.
Barack Obama’s church of 20+ years supported Hamas over Israel.
UPDATE: Here are more pictures of the renovated synagogue.