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‘Get Out of Here!’: Arab Mob Shoves, Spits and Throws Objects at Jews Visiting Jerusalem’s Sacred Temple Mount

Posted by on Apr. 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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‘Get Out of Here!’: Arab Mob Shoves, Spits and Throws Objects at Jews Visiting Jerusalem’s Sacred Temple Mount

Arab protesters yelled at, shoved, spit and threw objects at a group of religious Jews, mostly children, visiting Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Tuesday, apparently without provocation as seen on a video of the incident that evoked scenes of historic anti-Semitic attacks.

The video showed a large group of Muslims accosting the group of 25 ultra-Orthodox Jews, pushing against them and chanting “Allahu Akbar,” or “Allah is the greatest.”

One Arab woman was heard on the video shouting in Hebrew, “Get out of here!”

Eyewitnesses who were with the Jewish group told TheBlaze Thursday that one Jewish boy’s sidelocks were pulled, one Jewish man was hit in the head with a shoe and that pieces of a broken chair were thrown at them.

The Arab woman on the left shouted, “Get out of here!” (Screenshot: YouTube)

The Arab woman on the left shouted, “Get out of here!” (Image source: YouTube)

When several of the small children began crying, one of the adults in the Jewish group was heard on the video reassuring them, saying, “Don’t be afraid. There are lots of police here.”

The Temple Mount is considered the most sacred site in the Jewish faith and the third-holiest to Muslims.

Small children cry, while one of the adults in the group was heard on video saying “Don’t be afraid.” (Screenshot: YouTube)

Small children cry, while one of the adults in the group was heard on video saying “Don’t be afraid.” (Image source: YouTube)

A little boy who appears to be about 4 or 5-years-old cries as his group is surrounded by Arab protesters. (Screenshot: YouTube)

A little boy cries as his group is surrounded by Arab protesters. (Image source: YouTube)

Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told TheBlaze there has been an uptick in Arab disturbances on the Temple Mount over the past two weeks – coinciding with the major Jewish holiday of Passover – that included the throwing of stones, blocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli police and visitors.

“There has been an increase in Arab violence both against tourists and Israelis visiting the Temple Mount,” Rosenfeld said, adding that as a result, the holy site was closed to visitors a number of times.

Jews visiting the site where the First and Second Temples once stood have been reporting recently that they are being harassed by Muslim activists.

Yisrael Fertig, who regularly accompanies Jewish groups to the Temple Mount, told TheBlaze he has been to the holy site dozens of times, but that his visit on Tuesday was the first time he was targeted in such a manner.

“They were spitting at us. The police didn’t realize what was happening. The Arabs began coming near us … shouting at us, threatening they would throw things at us. Then they threw shoes. One guy got a shoe on his hat,” Fertig, who captured the incident on video, told TheBlaze in a telephone interview. “There were hundreds of Arabs (shouting) ‘Leave, get out of here!’”

Fertig saw Arab protesters lifting up chairs as if they were going to throw them, but were stopped by police. Instead, Fertig and another eyewitness said that they threw pieces of a broken chair at the group.

Fertig told TheBlaze that three of the children in the group saw a 5-year-old boy’s religious sidelocks pulled by one of the Arab protesters.

Shimshon Elbom, who accompanies Jewish groups on visits to the Temple Mount, said one of the men in his group was slapped.

“Groups [of Arabs] were there just waiting for Jews to come up and harass them. People were simply sitting there waiting,” he said.

Small children cling to their father as an Arab woman tries to shoo them off the holy site. (Screenshot: YouTube)

Small children cling to their father as an Arab woman tries to shoo them off the holy site. (Image source: YouTube)

Elbom and other Israeli activists who support the visit of Jews to the Temple Mount told TheBlaze that Muslims are being paid to sit along a path near a visitors’ entrance, and when religious Jews show up, they begin chanting “Allahu Akbar” and intimidating slogans.

On the footage of Tuesday’s events, dozens of Arabs could be heard chanting, “In spirit, in blood, we will redeem you Al Aqsa!”

The Arab woman on the left wearing the pink-hued headscarf appeared to repeatedly spit at the Jewish tour group (Screenshot: YouTube)

The Arab woman on the left wearing the pink-hued headscarf appeared to repeatedly spit at the Jewish tour group (Image source: YouTube)

Yehuda Glick, director of the Israeli organization Haliba which promotes Jews’ visits to the Temple Mount, organized the visit on Tuesday, but did not join the group, because he has been banned by Israeli police from visiting the site for four months.

“We feel that today, there’s no freedom of human rights for Jews on the Temple Mount. Today, the Temple Mount is in the hands of violent people instead of it being open to those who try to promote freedom of prayer for all,” Glick told TheBlaze.

While Israel’s police run security around and on the Temple Mount, the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf controls the religious sites, including the Al Aqsa Mosque.

“The Jewish vision is that the Temple Mount should be a world center for those faithful in one God. It should be a center for the prophesy of Isaiah that all the nations will lay down their swords, and that from here will come a message of no more war,” Glick said. “Unfortunately, today it’s in the hands of a very violent religion that instigates hate, violence, and terror. We think this is wrong … violence is not the way and the Temple Mount is not the place. The Temple Mount is the center for prayer to God.”

Glick noted that he was particularly saddened by Tuesday’s harassment incident as it came less than a week before Israelis mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Glick is now in his 29th day of a hunger strike which he says he will end if Israeli police either rescind the ban against him or take him to court immediately to formally present the reason for his temporary restriction from the Temple Mount.

Police contend he has been provocative to Arabs on the site, a charge he and his supporters deny. One of his supporters told TheBlaze that an Israeli court has in the past overturned a police decision to deny him access to the Temple Mount.

Asked why he thought the group was attacked, Glick answered with sarcasm, “They breathed, they walked, they’re Jewish. These are things that are very provocative.”

Over the past week, Israeli police have arrested two dozen Palestinians involved in the unrest.

Police spokesman Rosenfeld tweeted on Saturday: “Arab suspects riot throwing blocks/stones on Temple Mount as tourists visit. Police units respond dispersing rioters.Situation under control.”

Rosenfeld told TheBlaze that he could not confirm claims made to TheBlaze that Arabs are being paid to instigate provocations along the tourist route.

“Israeli police coordinate with the Waqf to maintain the status on the Temple Mount to keep things calm and quiet, but there has been an increase in serious provocative incidents including an increase in the level of violence in the past two weeks,” he said.

A group of Muslims surrounded the Jewish group, made up mostly of small children, and shouted Allahu Akbar. Police tried to keep the two groups apart. (Screenshot: YouTube)

A group of Muslims surrounded the Jewish group, made up mostly of small children, and shouted “Allahu Akbar.” Police tried to keep the two groups apart. (Image source: YouTube)

Of Tuesday’s incident involving the ultra-Orthodox Jewish group, Rosenfeld said: “Arab women and men walked around nearby and attempted to harass them. Police units arrived on the scene and separated the sides. The visit continued and police protected the small group of Israelis and young children,” adding that one Arab protester was arrested at the scene.

Israeli blogger Yisrael Medad, who first posted the video of the incident, told TheBlaze that Israeli security officials do not allow any overt expression of Jewish faith on the Temple Mount, fearing it will provoke Muslim violence. Therefore, while Jews are allowed to visit the site, they are not allowed to visibly pray or read from prayer books while there.

Of Tuesday’s incident, Medad wrote on his blog at the Jerusalem Post: “The background is simple. Some two dozen or so Jewish children ascended with their fathers to the Temple Mount. Children, not even teenagers … . The Muslims revealed evil and no remorse. The police – worse.  They had the ability and did nothing. In the middle of Jerusalem. For shame.”

“The children represent the future, and Muslims don’t like what they see there,” the pro-Israel blog Elder of Ziyon wrote, “Just watch the video and decide – who respects their holy sites and who desecrates them?”

Here is the video of the incident:


by on Apr. 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Apr. 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

What for goodness sakes is the problem?

blueforewolf
by on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:04 PM

the bible and the Koran are the problems

Quoting Ednarooni160:

What for goodness sakes is the problem?


blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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So much hatred in people's hearts frown mini

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Pls explain...

Quoting blueforewolf:

the bible and the Koran are the problems

Quoting Ednarooni160:

What for goodness sakes is the problem?



1stmuslimah
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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As wrong as this is and as much as I don't condone it , it happens even more when the Arabs are going to the Dome and they have gotten to the point of being fed up when every Friday Kubah is bombarded with weaponry and beatings so now their retaliating.

The other thing about the article that only made me laugh at the author and his lack of knowledge is anti-Semitic attack" . How is it an anti-Semitic attack when everyone involved is Semitic ? They should have found someone more educated to write the story and more so to edit it.

Gerbert007
by on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:13 PM
Hateful display from women of all people to show such evil contempt to children.It looks to be the muslim women desecrating this holy site.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

What for goodness sakes is the problem?

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cueballsmom
by Member on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Quoting blueforewolf:

the bible and the Koran are the problems

Quoting Ednarooni160:

What for goodness sakes is the problem?

no, the torah and koran. Christian was not mentioned in this post.
1stmuslimah
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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Quoting blueforewolf:

the bible and the Koran are the problems

Quoting Ednarooni160:

What for goodness sakes is the problem?

 

 What about the Sunnah's and the Hadith's? have you studied those because if you have not you would not know anything about the Quran or have any understanding of it period no matter how many times you tried to read it in any language. Without the 3 together they are incomplete and you need all 3 to complete one another ans assuming you have not studied the Sunnah's or the hadthith's really leaves you unqualified to be able to make that statement

As far as the Bible goes i have read the King James, Scolefield, and a bull shit "Living" translation from cover to cover and fail to see where the Bible can be responsible as well.

1stmuslimah
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:20 PM

 

Quoting cueballsmom:
Quoting blueforewolf:

the bible and the Koran are the problems

Quoting Ednarooni160:

What for goodness sakes is the problem?

 

no, the torah and koran. Christian was not mentioned in this post.

 Although the post didn't mention "Christian" i'm sure they were there. Palestinian Muslims and Christians stick together and have each others back against the Zionist.

That is besides the point though... the first 5 books of musa are the Torah

1stmuslimah
by Gold Member on Apr. 24, 2014 at 8:24 PM

 

Quoting Ednarooni160:

What for goodness sakes is the problem?

 The problem is they are fed up with praying with ak's to their head every Friday kubha at the Dome and they are tired of the IDF raiding them and lining them against the wall beating the shit out of them every Friday and the problem is they are tired of having to even fight to be allowed access into the Dome every Friday and every evening for Maghgrib and Aisha.

The media never tells that but it is daily.

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