Pro-Israeli journalist Jane Kyle was ejected from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Thursday morning by the Jordanian Islamic Waqf with the assistance of the Israel Police.
The Waqf complained that she was not allowed to be present on the grounds because she has published articles against them on the Internet, according to the Tazpit Press Service (TPS).
Arab men under the age of thirty are being allowed to enter the compound at the end of the day, TPS reported, in spite of prior regulations prohibiting their entry.
Less than two weeks ago, Jordan decided not to make good on its promise to install cameras on the grounds of the Temple Mount.
The agreement was reached in October last year together between Jordan and Israel with the encouragement of the United States after countless Arab riots and terrorist acts on the site due to Islamic incitement in the mosques, claiming Israel was “changing the status quo.”
The so-called “status quo” forbids Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount – the holiest site on earth in Judaism – but allows complete freedom of worship for Muslims, who have built not one, but two mosques on the site.
Jordan’s Minister of State Information, Mohamed al-Moumani, declared Amman would install cameras inside the mosques and out on the grounds to “document Israeli trespasses.”
Radical Islamists fear Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount because it contradicts the belief in the supremacy of Islam.
But after incessant screams by the Arab faithful the project was rolled back to an installation of cameras only around the grounds, to ensure the Arab worshipers would not have their “privacy” violated.
Naturally, the preparations of Arab terrorists within the mosques would not be seen either.
It is within the mosques that Arab attackers stockpile the rocks, bottles, fireworks, explosives and other items needed for preparing firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and similar IEDs (improvised explosive devices) hurled at Israeli police and others during riots.
Nevertheless, outdoor cameras might still detect Arab operatives sneaking the needed supplies into the grounds – and therefore the protests continued unabated until Jordan was dissuaded from installing cameras altogether.
Amman said it would work to attain the goals of the cameras through “other means.” Foreign news sources reported the decision.
Hana Levi Julian