There are numerous sources proving that the intefada was planned long before Sharon's visit. As for the bridge and the renovations - they are necessary and do not in any way endanger the foundations of the al-Aqsa Mosque. Stopping would be tantamount to giving way to blackmail, bullying and hysteria.
In three days, Greek coastguard rescues 2,500 migrants (Reuters)
from the article: Burning bridges