Palestinian youth clash with Israeli police in the Abu Tor neighborhood, October 30, 2014. (photo credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Fatah, the political party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, called for a “Day of Rage” Friday in the defense of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, after Israel closed the site Thursday amid continuing East Jerusalem riots and after the attempted assassination of a right-wing activist.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported the call to action on Thursday.

“Fatah calls to its fighters and to the masses of the Palestinian people to aid the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem,” Fatah said in an announcement that was translated into English by Israel-based Palestinian Media Watch.

Read more at The Times Of Israel

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