Friday, March 29, 2013

A Temple Mount Visitor

MK Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Knesset Speaker, was turned away.

But Minister Uri Ariel did enter and whistled from the Haggada "v'hee she'amdah":-

Progress since 2006.



Jewish Passover Visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque Cause Tension

JERUSALEM, March 28, 2013 (WAFA) – An increase in visits by Jewish extremists on Thursday to al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, in Jerusalem’s Old City raised concern by Muslims and tension with worshipers, said witnesses.

They said that around 90 Jewish extremists entered and toured the Mosque yards as Muslim worshipers were watching them to make sure they do not perform religious rituals during the tours.

Israeli police allowed Muslim worshipers to enter al-Aqsa compound after denying them access to prevent contact with the Jewish extremists. Police took identity cards of the worshippers to be returned to them as they leave the Mosque.

Extremist rabbis have called on their followers to enter al-Aqsa Mosque to mark the Passover holiday and perform religious rituals there.


According to Minister Ariel, the reason the Temple Mount was not included in the Government Coalition Agreement was because the Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu reps simply refused to relate to the issue completely.

He succeeded in entering because he did not identify himself as a Minister but simply handed over his ID card and passed through the security check.



Scores of Jewish worshipers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday, accompanied by Israeli forces, the director of Islamic endowments in Jerusalem said.

Over 170 Israeli rightists entered the courtyards of the mosque through the Moroccan Gate for the Jewish holiday of Passover, said Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib.

...Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Thursday condemned recent Israeli "raids" of the compound.

"We've witnessed this before, and we know what the consequences are. The entering of Al-Aqsa compound by a settler official and Knesset Member like Mr. Feiglin, in coordination with Israeli Occupation Forces, is a violation of the sanctity of the place as well as a direct provocation against Palestine, the Arab- and Muslim world," Erekat said in a statement.


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