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Arab Rioters on Temple Mount Wound Four Police Officers
By IsraelNationalNews.com & Israel Hayom
As soon as the Temple Mount was opened to visitors Wednesday morning, just before the
eve of the Jewish Sukkot holiday, several masked youths began throwing stones and
fireworks at police officers near the Mughrabi Gate.
Masked Arab rioters threw fireworks and rocks at security forces on the Temple Mount,
in what has become a tradition of riotous violence before Sukkot. Riot police pushed the
attackers back by setting up roadblocks, but it was not enough to deter the unrest.
Police chased the rioters into Al-Aqsa mosque, but the youths blocked the final gate
into the mosque and spilled flammable liquid around themselves, creating a barrier inside
the mosque grounds from where they launched stones and fireworks at the police. The
rioters also sprayed the police officers with an unidentified liquid that burned their
airways and threw Molotov cocktails, one of which exploded right beside the police, four
of whom were injured lightly.
The police restrained the rioters and removed all barriers protecting the entrance to the
mosque. The wounded policemen were treated on the spot. Five Arabs have now been arrested
after the eruption. "We will continue to show zero tolerance for any attempt to violate
the public order, and we will arrest them and bring them to justice," a police
spokesperson stated Wednesday morning.
The Jordanian Waqf has had de facto rule of the Mount since the 1967 Six-Day War, and
keeps an iron fist on the Temple Mount and its activities; Jews face constant
discrimination and violence for visiting the site, and there is a blanket ban on Jewish
Unrest on the Mount has escalated recently, as part of a cycle of chaos and violence in
Jerusalem known as the "silent intifada" which has seen terrorism in and around Jerusalem
rise by a staggering 509%. Rioting on the Mount has become so prominent that Housing
Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) was forced to talk over the sound of explosions during
traditional Rosh Hashanah greetings last month.
Hours after Arab rioters attacked Israeli security forces at the Temple Mount, Jordan
criticized Israel over security forces' conduct in reaction to the riots. "The forces of
the occupation ... prevented religious officials entering (the compound) and cleared it of
all Muslims, while at the same time enabling Jewish extremists to storm it, and pray with
security forces protection," government spokesman Mohammed Momeni said in a statement
quoted by the AFP news agency.
He called on Israel to "stop its devastating campaign against the Al-Aqsa mosque,
religious officials and worshippers," slamming "police... firing bullets and bombs inside
the compound, which injured dozens of people."
PA President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israel for the friction at the holy site, saying that
it was deliberately raising tensions there. "The Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque, led by
settlers and extremists, and under the auspices of the Israeli government, have recently
increased and intensified.:
Israeli Study: Tumors Might Grow More Quickly at Night
By The Media Line
Cancer scientists have long been interested in how and why tumors grow and spread. Now,
a group at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that tumors might grow more quickly
at night, meaning that it might be more efficient to give chemotherapy during the night
rather than during daytime.
"It could mean that some treatments should be done during the night," Yehoshua Enuka,
one of the authors of the report told The Media Line. "It could also lead to a better
understanding of the exact biological and molecular mechanism that governs the process of
tumor progression." The findings, which were published in Nature Communications, were done
on gastric tumors in mice and the experiment has not been done yet on human subjects.
In the case of the mice, which are more active during the night and sleep during the
day, the tumors grew more quickly during the day. The hypothesis is that in the case of
people, the tumors will grow faster at night than during the day. It would therefore be
more effective to give chemotherapy at night.
Non-scientists might question how much validity a study on mice could have on human
cancer, but scientists say humans are more similar to mice than we might think. "There's a
concept of a model organism in biology," Don Katcoff of the Faculty of Life Sciences at
Bar-Ilan University told The Media Line. "The physiology is similar and many of the same
He also said the findings that were published do seem to be breaking new ground. "They
found that the tumors became smaller if chemotherapy was given to the mice during the
daytime, which is equivalent to our night," he said. "They found that it the difference
was statistically significant, but there is a conglomerate of factors that go into
deciding how much chemotherapy to give and what kinds of compounds to use."
The scientists gave a breast cancer drug, Lapatinib, to mice with cancer. The drug is
meant to inhibit EGFR, to prevent the growth of the cancer cells. They were more effective
during the day, when the mice were sleeping, than at night.
Yehoshua Enuka of the Weizmann Institute says that the research could help scientists
understand how tumors grow. "It sheds new light on tumor progression," he said. "If we
know it progresses more at night, we know there are different biological mechanisms that
are more prevalent during the night. The cortisol seems to block the biological processes
that enhance the tumor."
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