News Briefs

  5/8/2013, Iyar 28, 5773

Mufti of Jerusalem Released Over Riot Suspicion

Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the Mufti of Jerusalem was released following his detention by Israeli police. He was suspected of having incited riots against Jewish residents on the Temple Mount this week. The incident resulted in several people throwing chairs and screaming. Prior incidents involved terror cells located on the Temple Mount throwing firebombs at police.

Hussein was appointed the position in 2006 by PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.