Photo Credit: Avichai Menachem / Hozrim l'Har
MK Jamal Zahalka in rage on the Temple Mount

(JNi.media) Arab MKs Jamal Zahalka, Massoud Ghanayem and Abdel Hakim Hajj (Joint List) arrived in Jerusalem Tuesday morning, to participate in the Arab protest against the right of Jews to enter the Temple Mount, An NRG video [credit: Avichai Menachem / Hozrim l’Har] documenting the event shows MK Zahalka making harsh announcements at the Jewish worshipers and police officers present.

Speaking to NRG, MK Zahalka warned that he expel every Jew who goes near the Al Aqsa Mosque. “We came to protest the desecration of Al-Aqsa mosque by extremist Jewish groups. This is a mosque belonging to the Muslims, there is no reason to change the status quo to allow Jewish prayers on the Mount. I will personally expel every Jew who comes to the Temple Mount in a provocative manner,” he said.

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Zahalka added that “I met with Chairman Abbas, I was with King Abdullah of Jordan, and the president of Turkey Tayyip Erdoğan, and we discussed this important issue which constitutes a real danger to regional stability. There is great anger in Muslim society about the harm to Al Aqsa Mosque, which in the State of Israel they’re not aware of and do not feel it.”

In the video, Zahalka faces police on the Temple Mount while Jewish visitors are present and shouts “Criminals, lunatics, go to hell.” He tells a policeman who tries to remove him: “Even you have no place here.”

Zahalka said that despite his protest, he is not against Jewish tourists visiting the Temple Mount. “There are hundreds of tourists who visit Al Aqsa and we don’t check whether they are Jews or Christians. As long as it is innocent tourists, we have no problem with that, but there should be no Jewish worshipers at Al-Aqsa. We will not let that happen.”

On Tuesday morning, police allowed the entry of one group of religious Jews at a time into the Temple Mount compound, with dozens waiting in line outside. But visitors without identifying religious Jewish articles of clothing were allowed to enter without restriction. Eventually, police blocked entrance to the compound and asked the people waiting outside to leave the area.

During the first day of the Sukkot holiday, Monday, Arabs attacked Jewish visitors who were on their way to attend holiday prayers at the Western Wall. Multiple videos have shown ultra-Orthodox and national-religious Jews, many of them children, being harassed by dozens of Arabs, mostly women, who yelled at them, “Allahu Akbar.”

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27 COMMENTS

  1. I hope you realize this sardonic…beyond that I disagree with your point about brainwashed Jews, though granted, you have the right to consider yourself brainwashed. My point was let Jews pray on the Temple mount, what do they have to fear but the irrational? It is all about hatred for Jews, also irrational.

  2. I was raised Orthodox. The Orthodox don't wait to instill Judaism into you till you're capable of independent thought. You start saying blessings to an imperceptable God at age 3 or 4. He becomes a part of your reality. If that's not brainwashing, then I don't know what is. As Francis Xavier famously said, "Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man." Jewish law considers parents negligent if they wait too long.

  3. to continue —— I can prey, andI can converse, privately, at any time . I am not hung up on buildings, they do not refresh my soul;- but, good deeds , dialogue, and a love of fellow man do enrich me . The Mosque means nothing, in the scope of things. Why waste efforts and even blood to fight over this old nothing.

  4. This MK highlights the leftist well intentioned nonsense of throwing citizenship like confetti thrown on a passing parade on an Arab population that despises you.
    It is also the end result of successive Israeli Governments turning their backs on and foresaking the Temple Mount since the victory of 1967, when Moshe Dayan in an act of supreme idiocy let the Muslim Waqf retain control of this most holy of Jewish sites, where both Jewish Temples once stood and now dominated by the Dome of the Rock mosque. Now Jews act like beggars in their own land being abused and cursed for stepping on property which belonged to them since time immemorial. And let's get one thing clear. Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran even once. The Temple Mount is not a holy site to Islam but as usual only because it is rightfully Jewish property, the Muslims want it. The tragedy is that one Israeli Government after the other was weak and forever accommodating to Arab demands, now they demand the lot. Netanyahu the current Israeli "leader" is one of the weakest I have known in living memory, a man who is all talk but no action, who in reality makes one concession after the other, one goodwill gesture after the other to a relentless enemy. A man who allows the Attorney General and Supreme Court to shackle the IDF's operations in clearing out this rabble on the Temple Mount but also fighting terrorism effectively. On the contrary he authorises the Israeli police to virtually work for the Waqf in ensuring the Temple Mount become Judenfrei. This is the status quo he keeps babbling on about and presents to the world. Soon there will be no more concessions or goodwill gestures to make, the Arabs will have wrested total control and then God help Israel because no one else will. Never once has Netanyahu even spoken about the Temple Mount's Jewish heritage, put the historical claim into perspective from the first Temple's construction in 960BCE (constructed by King Solomon) to the second Temple's construction in 520BCE and subsequent destruction by Titus in 70AD. Never once has Netanyahu made any attempt to debunk the entire fictitious "Palestinian" narrative. Israel today under Netanyahu is headed for suicide unless there is an immediate 180 degree turnaround on most issues confronting the nation.

  5. Let the Arabs(no such thing as palestinians)be reminded of Jordan's Black Septmber in 1970 when estimates between 10 and 25000 were killed .Bashir Al Assad may welcome them to repopulate Syria ,or Sudan' Omar Al Bashir ,the kind of despot who will make those Arabs feel at home.

  6. With hindsight we can see it as an act of idiocy, but, out of respect for a wonderful minster of Defence we must see that, at the time, it was not so obvious. I visited there a few times in the mid 70's – no problem (tense but no aggression.) It is the increasing Muslim inversion of reality which has led to this aggression. A man who is so against the Jewish State should not be allowed to be an MK. Democracy can be taken too far…

    Even Obama has demonstrated that the term 'democracy' is merely a comfortable identity niche – he's more of an unflinching dictator than a true democrat!

    Surely ALL WHO SERVE AS MK's including Zoabi should be made to swear an oath of allegiance, or quit?

  7. In a way, but read Tehilim 2 and all over Tnach. Who are we to question the place where G-d chose for His presence? One may decide to keep away as a protest, and to highlight how un-democratic the "Palastinians" are. Perhaps one leaves it to G-d to re-establish sovreignity on the Temple Mount. Then again, the victory in 1967 was nothing short of miraculous…

  8. But they should be reminded that Ishmael and Isaac together buried their father at the cave of Machpelah… Yet they attack Jews going to the this Hebron tomb as well. They NEED TO LEARN RESPECT FOR THE OTHER. Instead they display the hatred of the half-brother

  9. Ted Baker,

    “Fight over this old nothing” you say.
    When it comes to the Temple Mount you obviously haven’t a clue what you’re talking about. Jews aren’t fighting over the Dome of the Rock mosque nor the right to pray at the mosque. They want to pray on the Mount which is significant in that it is the place where both Jewish Temples once stood. A site holy to Jews but a site where so called “Palestinians” play soccer and have picnics.

    The Temple mount is the most prized piece of real estate in all of Judaism but today this area is dominated by the mosque. Why do you think Muslims erected this on exactly this site? I’ll tell you. They built on this site primarily because it was a Jewish site and in their eyes what better way to show dominance than to build on someone else’s property.

    So your response to the orthodox and others is to wave goodbye to Jewish heritage and let the Muslims have what was never theirs.
    This is your solution?

    I’ll repeat here some of what I’ve previously stated. It will save you looking it up. The current rioting by Muslims is the end result of successive Israeli Governments turning their backs on and forsaking the Temple Mount since the victory of 1967, when Moshe Dayan in an act of supreme idiocy let the Muslim Waqf retain control of this most holy of Jewish sites, where both Jewish Temples once stood. Israeli soldiers in 1967 even hoisted the Israeli flag atop the Dome of the Rock mosque but Dayan ordered them to take it down. The Waqf at the time even offered the “keys to the city” so to speak and were dumfounded when Dayan rejected this, all the while knowing what they would have done to Jews had they been victorious in 1967.Now Jews act like beggars in their own land being abused and cursed for stepping on property which belonged to them since time immemorial. And let's get one thing clear. Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran even once. The Temple Mount is not a holy site to Islam but as usual only because it is rightfully Jewish property, the Muslims want it. The tragedy is that one Israeli Government after the other was weak and forever accommodating to Arab demands, now they demand the lot. Netanyahu the current Israeli "leader" is one of the weakest I have known in living memory, a man who is all talk but no action, who in reality makes one concession after the other, one goodwill gesture after the other to a relentless enemy. A man who allows the Attorney General and Supreme Court to shackle the IDF's operations in clearing out this rabble on the Temple Mount and also preventing the IDF from fighting terrorism effectively. On the contrary he authorises the Israeli police to virtually work for the Waqf in ensuring the Temple Mount become Judenfrei. This is the status quo he keeps babbling on about and presents to the world. Soon there will be no more concessions or goodwill gestures to make, the Arabs will have wrested total control and then God help Israel because no one else will. Never once has Netanyahu even spoken about the Temple Mount's Jewish heritage, put the historical claim into perspective from the first Temple's construction in 960BCE (constructed by King Solomon) to the second Temple's construction in 520BCE and subsequent destruction by Titus in 70AD. Never once has Netanyahu made any attempt to debunk the entire fictitious "Palestinian" narrative. Israel today under Netanyahu is headed for suicide unless there is an immediate 180 degree turnaround on most issues confronting the nation. Many in Israel today not only have to fight for their rights against Arab aggression but fight against their own leftist and defeatist Government.

    Finally, from a read of the above you can see why I find your comments abysmal.

  10. Gil, you omitted that in the year 746 AD an earthquake destroyed AlAqsa Mosque, it was rebuilt by 771 AD. This mosque sits on the site of a church that Justinian 1, the Orthodox Byzantine emporer built in 538 AD. It was a century later, 637AD tht the muslim army reached Jeruslem and conquered it. Some of the church, I believe still remains. So, Gil, you will be happy to know that chazah fressers were on the site of the mosque – Perhaps Gd will send another earthquake, it happened once in that section it could happen again. – 1099 AD Catholic Crusaders captured Jerusalem, and renamed the mosque "The Solomon's Temple", they in turn took up residence and again in 1187 AD muslims led by Saladin retook Jerusalem and renovated the crusaders' residence back into the mosque. As we all know the 6-day war reinstated the area back to the Jews. – Obviously there is more to know but you can look this info up to be sure.

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