Palestinian Factions Warn of New Intifada

Several Palestinian factions, including the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and the Hamas resistance movement have warned of a new Intifada, or uprising.

The warning by the Palestinian groups came after Israeli police beat up Palestinian Muslim worshippers in al-Quds on Sunday. The Israeli police had accompanied a radical Jewish group.

The Jewish group tried to break into the yard of the al-Haram al-Sharif, where the Muslims first Shrine, the al-Aqsa mosque is, in the eastern part of al-Quds.

PNA’s minister of religious affairs, Mahmoud al-Habbash told Xinhua that the continuation of such attacks on the Muslim holy site "would lead to another new Intifada in the region".

Palestinian witnesses said Israeli police forces, which accompanied the Jewish worshippers, fired tear gas and sonic blasters at the Palestinians and beat them with sticks, wounding at least ten people.

Ismail Radwam, a Hamas member, was quoted by Xinhua as saying that Hamas had called for popular rallies and processions later on Sunday in support for the prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque.  

(Press TV)

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