Security forces fear an outbreak of further violence following the arrest of the leader of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch, Sheikh Ra’ad Salah. Salah was arrested, and later released, last night
Many police officers have been redeployed from across the country to Jerusalem’s Old City and East Jerusalem; Tuesday they were also stationed in West Jerusalem for fear Arabs would try to disturb the many visitors to the city.
Police remain on high alert Wednesday and are limiting the entry of Muslims to the Temple Mount for the fourth day in a row.
MK Talab al-Sana (United Arab List-Ta’al) said the decision to arrest Salah had “added fuel to the fire,” adding that he “placed responsibility on the police and their leaders for developments at Al-Aqsa.”