Tuesday, August 4, 2015

French Tourist Attacked Near Jerusalem Mosque; Due to Waving Israeli Flag at Al-Aqsa Compound

A French Christian tourist was assaulted by four Palestinians today (August 4, 2015), after waving an Israeli flag at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem -- one of Islam's holiest sites -- the France 24 website reports.

The man --in his mid-thirties -- was wounded on his head and taken for medical care, a police spokeswoman said. He was detained and was facing potential charges of disrupting the public order.

Police also detained the four men suspected of assaulting the tourist, identified as residents of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.

The spokeswoman said it was an isolated incident and there was no further violence at the mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam and the holiest for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount.

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