Friday, September 18, 2015

Sorry, MK Tibi

Last Friday, we read these words of Mahmoud Abbas:

Palestinians "must be present at the Al-Aqsa Mosque," he said. "We must stop them (the settlers) from entering by any means possible. This is our mosque and they have no right to enter it and defile it."

The text from PMW

PA: Jews are filth, they desecrate and defile Jerusalem

Yesterday, Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas described Jews on the Temple Mount as "filth":

"The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours... and they have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem."
[Official PA TV, Sept. 16, 2015 and official website of PA Chairman Abbas, Sept. 16, 2015]
Click to view I.  
The PA has in the past referred to Jews as "filth," as Palestinian Media Watch has documented repeatedly. Jews praying at the Western Wall were called "sin and filth" by PA TV, click to view II  

Today, a week later, I heard MK Ahmed Tibi attempt to spin this on Kol Yisrael's Reshet Bet.

He wasn't anti-semitic.  Even Muslims who enter a mosque and tread on the prayer rugs would be defiling its sanctity.  He didn't say 'feet but 'shoes'.

But no "settler" entered the mosque nor step on a prayer rug.  Sorry, but the Temple Mount platform compound is not an all-inclusive mosque.

P.S.  I now see that he included the Church of the Nativity in his statement so none of Tibi's apologetics apply as if he was referring to stepping on a mosque prayer rug.


Read this, too.


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