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August 30, 2015 / 15 Elul, 5775
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Islamic Waqf Authority Guard Arrested on Temple Mount

Monday, August 10th, 2015

In a new twist, a Waqf Islamic Authority security guard was arrested Monday morning in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount.

Israeli security personnel were forced to use pepper spray to bring the situation under control.

The incident occurred when Israel Border Guard Police refused entry to a group of Arab minors at the Lions Gate on the grounds they were going to disturb the peace. Usually, it is Jews who are refused entry to the site on such grounds.

The Waqf Authority guard intervened and began to argue with the Israel Police officers.

When they refused to allow the entry, he then tried to attack them, according to security sources. Israeli police immediately arrested the guard and defended themselves with pepper spray when he tried to attack them.

Security footage from the scene also shows that a number of other people in the area, including several other Waqf security officials, were also affected by the spray as well.

Visits by tourists to the site continued uninterrupted following the incident.

It is highly unusual for Israeli forces to arrest Muslims at the site, and completely rare for Waqf officials to ever be taken into custody.

In a special arrangement made with the State of Israel following the 1967 Six Day War, the Kingdom of Jordan was granted de facto authority over the Temple Mount – the holiest site in the Jewish faith, and the third holiest site in Islam – through the Islamic Waqf Authority.

That privilege has been exceedingly abused by the Islamic religious authority which has allowed terrorist clerics in their weekly sermons on Fridays at the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock to incite their followers to carry out murderous attacks on Israeli Jews.

Jews, Arabs Counter-Protest at Entrance to Temple Mount

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Jewish activists and Palestinian Authority Arab protesters shouted slogans at each other in a counter demonstration outside the entrance to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday morning (August 9).

The Jews held prayers at the rally, calling for Israeli Jewish control over the site, which is considered to be the holiest place on earth in the Jewish faith.

In Islam, the site is believed to be the third holiest place in the world.

The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque where Muslim worshipers hold prayers on Friday mornings (the Islamic Sabbath is on Friday) are also incubators for incitement to violence by Muslim clerics.

It is within these houses of worship that imams exhort their followers in fiery sermons to ensure that no infidels contaminate the purity of the site and sometimes also urge them to carry out “jihad” — holy war — against Israel as well.

Jerusalem Arab Children Taught ‘Martyrdom’ at Al Aqsa Mosque Summer Camp

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Arab children who attend Islamic summer camp at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount this season have apparently been privvy to some deeply graphic lessons — and some exceptionally provocative anti-Semitic incitement as well — all couched within the cloak of religious teachings.

Video footage of Sheikh Khaled Al-Maghrabi lecturing some two dozen Arab children on Monday at the camp surfaced surfaced today (Tuesday, July 28) after the four-minute clip was translated and uploaded to the Internet by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Maghrabi, who runs the summer camp, is seen in the video intoning verses to the children that explain, “The martyr is absolved with the first drop of his blood.”

After martyrs die in battle, the sheikh continues, they go on to marry “two virgins in Paradise” and then “vouch for 70 family members on Judgment Day.” The “murabit,” however, gets 70 virgins: “35 times more than the martyr!”

Armed Israeli Border Guard Police officers are seen standing and watching during this lecture, nearly as bored as the fidgeting young targets of the lecture obviously are.

The children are urged halfway through the video by a completely black-veiled woman to chant “Allahu Akbar!” – “God is Great” – while an unidentified Arab man approaches the sheikh.

Surprisingly, the passerby condemns the lesson, telling the sheikh that the children do not understand such things. “You can teach these lessons to adults like us, not to them,” he says.

But the children continue to chant – and the brainwashing and behavioral programming goes on – with the words, “We shall sacrifice our souls and our blood for you, Al Aqsa!”

The lesson does not escape the adult. “Look at these children, look at what you are planting in their minds.”

The sheikh merely replies, “May Allah reward you.”

In disgust, knowing it to be a hopeless exercise, the man repeats, “Shame on you!” and leaves.

The video closes with the young children noisily yelling at “the Jews” their warning: “The Army of Muhammad will return!” “There is no God but Allah!” and “The martyr is beloved by Allah.”

What will the young Arab children of Jerusalem learn from the Waqf Islamic Authority at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount next?

MK Ahmed Tibi Tells Police to Expel Jews from Temple Mount

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Israeli Arab MK Ahmed Tibi urged police at the Temple Mount on Tuesday to expel visiting Jewish tourists as their group passed the delegation of Arab Knesset members touring the holy site.

During his visit, Tibi ordered police to “Throw them out. Thrown them out,” as a number of obviously observant Jewish men wearing yarmulkas and other Jewish tourists neared the delegation and was about to pass by.

The incident can be seen in the below video, courtesy of the Hebrew-language NRG news site, with Tibi’s orders to police appearing above the frame in Hebrew language at 00.19 in the footage.

You can skip past the commercial in the beginning:

It is not clear what decision was finally made by the police and other security personnel at the scene; what is patently clear is that considerable frantic discussion was devoted to the order while police quickly ushered the Jewish group past the delegation.

More than half of the currently serving Israeli Arab parliamentarians ascended to the Temple Mount to protest a visit to the ancient site on Sunday by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for Tisha B’Av, a day which marks the destruction of the two ancient Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem, among other national Jewish tragedies.

Israeli Arab Knesset members maintain that Ariel’s visit was a “provocation.”

The Arab lawmakers were accompanied on their tour by an Arab mob chanting “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” The phrase, which means “God is Great” in Arabic, is used in context by jihadists as the ancient Islamic holy war cry. It is also used by Arab terrorists prior to an attack, and by Arab rioters at the Temple Mount as they hurl rocks and other weapons at Jews and Israeli police.

Among the Knesset members who participated in the visit were List chairman MK Ayman Odeh and MKs Masoud Ganaim, Jamal Zahalka, Ahmed Tibi, Hanin Zoabi, Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya, Osama Sa’adi and Yousef Jabareen. According to the Hebrew-language NRG news site, the Arab lawmakers also met with members of the Waqf Islamic Authority along with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammed Hussein.

The delegation told the media they were protesting “police brutality” at the Mount – this, following Sunday’s vicious attack on Israeli and Waqf security personnel by rioting Arab “worshipers” from inside the Al Aqsa mosque.

“There is nothing more natural than the fact that the mosque belongs to Muslims, the synagogue belongs to the Jews and the church belongs to Christians,” said MK Ayman Odeh following the visit. “It is a trivial thing and very natural,” Rotter.net reported.

“Minister Uri Ariel is a government minister, not a settler, and when he arrives for a provocative visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque, it’s a statement,” Odeh continued.

“When he ascends to the Mount and the government does not condemn it, it means the government wants to raise the political issue of the religious conflict in Jerusalem between Muslims and Jews.”

Freed Islamic Jihad Terror Hunger Striker Re-arrested

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Freed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Khader Adnan, released on Sunday from an Israeli prison by virtue of having carried out a 56-day hunger strike, managed to get himself re-arrested the next day — literally within hours.

Adnan was again arrested by Monday because he illegally entered the Old City of Jerusalem in an attempt to access the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount. This week is the final week in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Numerous Jews are also arrested each month for illegally attempting to access the holy site as well. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism, and the third holiest site in Islam.

According to Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld, Adnan is “an Islamic Jihad activist and is prohibited for this reason from entering Israeli territory.”

He was released within a few hours, and sent back to his Palestinian Authority hometown of Jenin, in Samaria.

No Entry to Jews on Temple Mount for 10 Days

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem is closed to Jews for the next ten days in observance of the final third of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and its culminating holiday, Eid al-Fitr.

The notice says that due to the final ten days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the Temple Mount will be closed until after the final Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr to all but Muslims, and offers and apology. There is no English translation provided for tourists.

The notice says that due to the final ten days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the Temple Mount will be closed until after the final Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr to all but Muslims, and offers and apology. There is no English translation provided for tourists.

The message notifying Israelis they would not be allowed to enter the site was posted in Hebrew, and no English-language translation was written alongside. This made it clear that (1) the prohibition is specific to Israeli Jews, and (2) the Israeli government is clearly aware of just how antithetical to a democratic society such a decision, and would appear to foreign tourists.

Israel has allowed hundreds of Palestinian Authority Arabs from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and even from abroad to cross the pre-1967 border to access the site to pray at the Al Aqsa mosque. As happens ever year during Ramadan, there have then followed a number of violent riots by those same Muslim worshipers, due to the Islamic clerics who incite their followers into a frenzy of hatred with their sermons, prompting Israeli police to then close the Temple Mount to Jewish and other visitors.

For years, various lawmakers have tried to end this vicious cycle by proposing legislation that would put an end to closing the Temple Mount in response to riots: rather, the site would be closed to the rioters instead.

The site is believed to be the location of the Holy of Holies of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism, and also the third holiest site in Islam.

After its restoration to Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, Israel agreed as a gesture of peace to allow its former Jordanian occupier to maintain control over the Islamic holy site. The Islamic Waqf Authority continues to administer control over the site to this day, although Israel Police and other Israeli security personnel hold the ultimate authority over the area.

Pre-Occupied UN Human Rights Council Debates One Issue – Israel

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Iran and Syria headlined the wolf pack verbal assault on Israel at today’s 29th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s pre-occupation with the “occupation.”

This is the first time I ever have watched this much-talked about about circus, but none of the previous reports of the Council’s Israel bashing could have prepared anyone for what must be described as a humanitarian disaster.

Country after country attacked Israel for apartheid, occupation, violation of human rights and freedom, searches on the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, crimes and the violations of human rights. Morocco claimed that Israel is harming the “Islamic identity” of Jerusalem.

Qatar’s representative stated that Israel is not serious about peace, and charged that Israeli forces “have taken control of the third flotilla that was going to Gaza.”

Syria alleged that Israel is supporting terrorists in the Golan Heights, with the backing of the United States.

Saudi Arabia’s official noted that Israel ignores “any human rights norms” but that “many countries” do not condemn Israel, making the Council powerless to “give rights back to Palestinians under occupation.”

And the Palestinian Authority? It said that Israel is the biggest violator in the world of human rights.

China said the “Palestinian issue” is the “heart” of problems in the Middle East.

And in other news this week, Iran has passed a bill that allows men to marry their adopted children to protect their daughters from being married off.

According to Amnesty, Iran also made a retrogressive amendment in Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedures, limiting the right to access an independent lawyer of one’s choice during primary investigations in certain criminal cases.

In Syria, Assad’s forces killed 13 civilians and wounded dozens of others in a barrel bomb attack.

Christian Today reported Monday:

Things have taken a turn for the worse for Asia Bibi, 50, the falsely accused Christian woman who has been languishing in Pakistani prison for six years now despite her declining health.

Bibi was accused of blasphemy in Pakistan for sharing her faith in God to other women, according to Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International. She was then sentenced to death, although an appeal has been filed at the Supreme Court with no news yet on when her case will be heard.

And in Saudi Arabia, the ministry said it support internationally recognized human rights but not those that are specific to homosexuals.

As noted above, today is the first time I ever watched the live video of the United Nations so-called Human Rights Council.

God willing, this will be the last time, also.

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