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Terror Attack Stymied at Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Israel Police prevented another young Arab from carrying out a deadly terror attack Sunday (June 7) on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A young man approximately age 25 moving around furtively aroused the suspicions of the security unit guarding the Temple Mount as he approached the Cotton Gate leading to the holy site.

The suspect apparently had second thoughts, however, and instead decided to leave the area when he noticed that his behavior had attracted the attention of police guarding the area. Nevertheless, police officers passed along the information by radio to other security personnel deployed in the area — and it’s a good thing they did.

Police who were stationed at the Iron Gate spotted the suspect once again trying to enter the Temple Mount. This time they detained him and called the commander attached to the site, Police Superintendant Shlomi Tobol, who began to ask the young man what he was doing there.

It’s important to know that many Israeli police officers — especially those assigned to guard the holy sites in Jerusalem and others deployed to areas with Arabic-speaking populations — speak fluent Arabic and in fact are also intimately familiar with the culture. There is a right way and a wrong way to behavior, to converse, and to ask a question in any society and when trying to get information to prevent a deadly terror attack, a chat with a witness or even a possible suspect is no exception.

This young suspect told Tobol during the extended conversation that followed that he had “formed within his heart” a resolve to carry out a terror attack at the site and stab one or several Jews, after having completed his final prayers at the Temple Mount. He also confessed to having purchased a knife and other equipment for the attack, which he had hidden away in a bag under a bush near the Damascus Gate in the Old City. After searching the area, police found knives and screwdrivers with which the suspect claimed he intended to carry out his attack.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the “David Precinct” for further questioning. The lethal evidence was confiscated as well.

The Temple Mount police commander praised the members of his unit for their quick and effective action. “I am proud of our police who were alert and operated smoothly to prevent this threat, which could have instead ended in a deadly terror attack,” Tobol said.

Police Forbid Yehuda Glick from Ascending to Temple Mount

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Once again, the Israeli police misunderstand what their job actually is.

The court has accepted an appeal by the police, and have allowed the police to once again forbid Rabbi Yehuda Glick from going up to the Temple Mount.

Last year, Glick was shot 4 times by an Arab assassin, nad miraculously survived the attack. The Muslim terrorist was subsequently killed in a shootout with police.

The police believe that Glick’s presence will provoke the Arabs to committing violence. Even a cup of water will do that.

Screeching Muslim Women Assault Jewish Man Drinking Water

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

A Jewish man went to get a drink of water from the public water fountain while visiting the Temple Mount.

He was immediately assaulted by half a dozen screeching Muslim women, cursing everyone with their “Allahu Achbar”.

The police decided that the the problem was the thirsty Jewish man and told him to get a drink outside the Temple Mount.

Another Jewish man who did succeed in getting a drink was arrested.

The police have decided that Jews may not carry water with them when visiting the Temple Mount, and there are reports that the Muslims are shutting off the fountains during times when Jews are allowed to visit.

Does anyone else see a problem here?

One Boy’s Spontaneous Civil Disobedience Protest at the Temple Mount

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

After 2 hours of being forced to wait, as hundred of non-Jewish tourists walked past them and were granted access to tour the Temple Mount, one young Jewish boy had enough of the Israeli police’s discrimination against religious Jews and launched a spontaneous, one-boy, non-violent, civil disobedience protest.

The boy single-handedly closed the entrance to EVERYONE, demanding that religious Jewish visitors, who were forced to wait outside for 2 hours, as everyone else passed them by, be allowed to go up to the Temple Mount too.

Joining his protest was an even younger boy.

The boy made cogent arguments and the police were clearly out-numbered by the young civil rights protester and his friend.

The police arrested them.

After the arrest, Shlomo Walfish, who filmed the video, explained in English to the watching tourists what the boy was saying and about this illegal discrimination by the police.

I see a bright future for this boy as a community organizer and civil rights activist.

And if more young Jews are willing to demand and protest for it, the state and the police will be forced to end their discrimination against religious Jews going up to the Temple Mount.

Police Appeal Decision Allowing Glick Onto Temple Mount

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The Israeli police have appealed the decision of a Jerusalem court that granted human rights activist, Rabbi Yehuda Glick, permission to once again go up to the Temple Mount.

The police also asked permission to prevent Glick from going up until they receive an answer to their appeal, according to a YNet report.

The police claim, Glick’s “going up to the Temple Mount could lead to riots and a public safety risk.”

The soft-spoke Rabbi miraculously survived an Arab assassination attempt in October last year in Jerusalem, when he was shot four times at close range.

Glick’s primary source of income is working as a tour guide on the Temple Mount.

Unfortunately, the police would prefer to prevent Glick from working and entering the Temple Mount, than dealing with the Muslim instigators that harass him and other Jewish visitors to the Jewish people’s holiest site.

The Problem is Not Discrimination Against Ethiopians

Monday, May 4th, 2015

The deputy mayor of Tel Aviv is Ethiopian. There have been 7 Ethiopian Knesset members. There are Ethiopian IDF officers. There are Ethiopian doctors, athletes and actors.

While the path has not been easy for them, and there’s still more to do, Israel did and is doing an amazing job integrating Ethiopian Jews into Israeli society.

The problem is not how Israeli society treats Ethiopians.

The problem is not how the Israeli police treat Ethiopians.

The problem is how the Israeli police treat everyone.

As investigation after investigation, and scandal after scandal exposes, the Israeli police are violent, they are corrupt, they are misogynists, and as the Israeli joke goes, if the Israeli police weren’t wearing uniforms, they’d be the criminals.

Last week’s police brutality against the Ethiopian IDF soldier was just one more case in a long string of cases of police brutality.

I’ve witnessed police brutality at protests. I’ve experienced it at protests, to personal injury.

My fellow blogger Jameel was nearly killed by a policeman at Gush Katif in front of my eyes. (And mind you, for those who remember that story, we had written permission from some very high ranking Ministry of Defense officials to be where we were).

Only the fast interception by a Druse policeman stopped the violent policeman’s truncheon from smashing Jameel’s head open like a watermelon. And the oblivious-turned-shocked Jameel, who had been just standing there looking the other way, didn’t even know he was almost killed, until he turned around from the noise and saw the Druse policeman blocking the violent policeman’s deadly swing.

The Israeli police need to be cleaned out from top to bottom.

They should start with Machash – the Police’s Internal Investigations unit, who as my friends (who have been victims of police violence) can attest to, are not interested in investigating the violent policemen and getting rid of them.

I will finish up with one story.

During the anti-Oslo protests in the 90s, the police would suddenly get extremely violent, rushing out at us, beating people up, and so on – even though the protesters were not violent at all.

We learned to expect it.

But one day, at one protest, it didn’t happen.

The police were just sitting there on their horses. The water canons weren’t blasting, and the protest was allowed to complete itself non-violently – as it was supposed to.

Quite surprised at the lack of police violence that I was used to seeing and experiencing, I (brazenly/stupidly) went over to one policeman on his horse and sarcastically asked him, “Why aren’t you beating us up? Usually this is when you get violent.”

I was surprised to receive an honest answer.

The policeman said, “We received orders to not attack you this time.”

I think that says it all.

Hamas on the Temple Mount and the Mystery of the Stolen Israeli Flag (Solved)

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Hamas supporters waved their flags and yelled their chants on the Temple Mount today.

The Arabs are having yet another “Day of Rage”, or “Prisoner Day” in this case, for all their imprisoned mass murderers.

Strange how Jews get arrested for closing their eyes to silently pray on the Temple Mount, but open supports of Hamas aren’t even bothered or checked by the Israeli police.

It’s our fault. If just 10,000 Jews would march together up to the Temple Mount to pray, no one could stop them.

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By the way, if you’re looking for your missing Israeli flag… this kid took it:

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