Clashes continue in Hebron
Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians renewed in the The city of Hebron after Friday prayers as part of the protest against the Israeli decision to include the Ibrahimi Mosque and the Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem in the so-called Israeli restoration plan for archaeological sites. The Palestinians burned tires and threw stones at the occupation forces that fired tear gas canisters towards the Palestinians.
After the prayers, solidarity marches were launched throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in response to the call by Palestinian factions to declare Friday as a "day of rage" against the Zionist plans to Judaize religious sanctities. The Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad held the Friday prayers in Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque, in solidarity with the people of the town.
Hebron witnessed during the past week daily clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the wake of a decision by the Israeli government to add the Ibrahimi Mosque in list of Jewish heritage sites.
Earlier, the Islamic Jihad called the Palestinian people in Hebron, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza and other parts of Palestine to "confront with the enemy, and to address the settlers and their terror everywhere. For its part, Hamas called for popular uprising to protect the Ibrahimi Mosque and Islamic holy sites from the Israeli schemes.