Every time Israeli soldiers approach any Palestinians, a loud chorus of “Allahu Akbar” confronts them. A crowd of women stands up and gives their own rousing rendition. Tensions are clearly high near the Haram al-Sharif. The afternoon before on the Mount of Olives, the potent whiff of skunk spray (a chemical that is sprayed onto Palestinian rioters that stinks, first used in Jerusalem in July) and interminable police sirens alerts our delegation of British politicians to the riots around the corner.
Whilst Gaza was being pulverized, Israel quietly continued its theft of the West BankChris Doyle