Monday, April 1, 2013

Jihadists attack Jews at the Temple Mount...again

The Western Wall and Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

The Temple Mount is the first holiest site to Jews, third holiest to Muslims, yet it is Islam that manages the site and have historically restricted Jews and Christians at their whim.  Perched atop the mount is the Al-Aqsa mosque which is where most of the animosity against Jews flows from. Throwing rocks at worshippers is nothing new nor is the continuation of the violence against non-Muslims.  The tensions in the Middle east are based in religion, specifically Islam but to point that out is Islamophobic.

From Arutz Sheva March 31 by Hana Levi Julian

Eve of Holiday, Muslims Hurl Rocks at Jews on Temple Mount
Once again, extremist Muslims tried but failed to prevent Jews from accessing the holiest site in the Jewish faith, with the threat of attacks.

Dozens of Arab teens hurled rocks Sunday morning at groups of Jews who were touring the Temple Mount.

The site was open on the eve of the finalday of the Passover holiday in the morning from 7:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m and scheduled to reopen from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon.

But a crowd of “at least 30" Arab rioters gathered at about 10:30 a.m. and began hurling rocks at the Jewish visitors when they reached the site, the most sacred place in the world in Judaism.

All the groups were accompanied by a police escort, according to Israel Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld, who told Arutz Sheva that six rioters were arrested in connection with the incident.

No one was injured in the attack, he said.

According to Rosenfeld, the site remained open to Jews and other non-Muslim visitors until the end of “regularly-scheduled visiting hours, and then closed on time at 11:00 a.m.”

Rosenfeld assured Arutz Sheva the site would reopen for visitors at 1:00 p.m.

A spokesperson for The Temple Mount Movement said he was not surprised by the incident and called on police to keep the sacred site open to Jewish worshipers on a constant basis.

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