Seeking Good in Temple Mount Terror Tragedy: Opportunity for Archaeological Discovery?

The Temple Mount Sifting Project

The Terror Attack on the Temple Mount

Last Friday morning, three terrorists killed two Border Police men, Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, at the Temple Mount compound and wounded others. Our hearts and prayers are with their families. Officer Haiel Stawi only became a father for the first time 3 weeks ago.

resizedimg107286.jpgMaster Sgt. Kamil Shnaan, left, and Master Sgt. Haiel Stawi, right

Following this shooting next to the Gate of the Tribes (Bab al-Asbat), the three terrorists fled into the Temple Mount compound, reportedly seeking refuge in the Islamic structures there, and were immediately shot by police.

As a result of this attack, for the first time in decades, the police closed all Old City gates and prevented Muslims from entering for the Friday prayers at the Aksa mosque. Later in the day, Jaffa Gate was opened to the public. No other violent incidents were reported Friday and Saturday.

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