Ma’an, whose English edition pretends to adhere to basic journalistic standards, writes:
Settlers escorted into Aqsa mosque compound
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Dozens of Israeli rightists broke into al-Aqsa Mosque compound through the Old City’s Moroccan Gate Wednesday morning heavily escorted with Israeli police officers, Palestinian officials said.
Officials in the Palestinian ministry of endowments told Ma’an that more than 60 settlers entered the compound in groups and toured its squares.
- There is nothing “rightist” about wanting to pray in your faith’s holiest site.
- Walking through a door that thousands pass through every month is not “breaking in.”
- Jews who visit the Temple Mount are not necessarily “settlers.”
Then again, perhaps Ma’an is adhering to today’s journalistic standards, since Reuters has the exact same bias in its reporting.
Notice also that the source for this absurd report is not the Al Aqsa Foundation that usually feeds lies to the Arab media to be parroted, but the PA’s own Ministry of Awqaf. The official PA government that receives hundreds of millions of Western dollars is once again promulgating lies, and no one really calls them on it.
The Arabic statement from the Awqaf also says that the “settlers “engaged in “provocative Talmudic rituals.” Manyeb Ma’an will include that line next time.