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The beginning of the month of Ramadan: the violence in Rahat is increasing, worshipers closed themselves in the Temple Mount - voila! news

2023-03-26T00:35:42.958Z


"Since the beginning of Ramadan, there have been several centers of shooting and fights in the city of Rahat," said the mayor of Rahat, Ata Abu Madiam, after the violence in the city has been increasing since the beginning of the month of Ramadan. The mayor demanded that the police increase reinforcements in Harat in order to restore the security of the residents. Already during the night, hundreds of worshipers on the Temple Mount were evacuated.


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As every year, the month of Ramadan brings with it higher tensions than usual.

A few days from the beginning, the mayor of Rahat, Ata Abu Mediam, today (Saturday) asked the police to increase their forces in the city due to the many cases of calamities that plague it.

Also, during the night, the police evacuated hundreds of worshipers who had barricaded themselves in Al-Aqsa Mosque.



"Since the beginning of Ramadan, there have been several centers of shooting and fights in the city of Rahat," the mayor told Walla.

Mediam added and said that yesterday he sat with the Rahat station commanders and asked them to increase their forces.

"I asked them to catch the criminals, including those who go on a rampage driving like the motorcyclists without license plates. There is no escape from a strong police force to restore order and personal security, I will not allow the situation in the city to deteriorate," he said.

The Old City in the month of Ramadan (Photo: Shlomi Heller, Shlomi Heller)

"The residents of the city rightfully demand personal security and in the public space," said the mayor in protest of the current situation, "more patrols and mobility, more forces. It is not possible to have 80 policemen in Berhat instead of 180 policemen on an area of ​​45 thousand dunams."



Following the disturbances, Mediam appealed to the heads of families and neighborhoods in the city to join his efforts and asked them to call on the young residents to stop the acts of violence.

Also, the mayor demanded the police to close any business where there would be violence.

The mayor also asked for an urgent meeting with the police, as well as with the political and traditional leadership in order to formulate together a comprehensive plan which "will call for tolerance both in Ramadan and all days of the year"

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"The residents of the city rightly demand personal security and public space" (photo: official website, use according to Article 27 A of the Copyright Law)

Against the background of the month of Ramadan, already during the night, the police evacuated hundreds of people from Al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to Palestinian reports, gas grenades were fired at the Temple Mount compound.

The police said that this was done for fear of disturbances in the morning.



The evacuation of the Muslim worshipers usually takes place after the dawn prayer, at 05:15 in the morning.

The police said that hundreds of believers barricaded themselves on the Temple Mount in violation of the agreement with the Waqf people and the rules of the place.

She also added that as part of the preliminary preparations for Ramadan, mosques were prepared for accommodation outside the Temple Mount.

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