On Tuesday for the third day in a row, ancient stone blocks were found still stacked in piles blocking the path taken by Jewish visitors in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound, with further restrictions imposed on visitors by police.
יום שלישי ברציפות שחסימות האבנים העתיקות עדיין עומדות בעינן.
אין זכר לרשות העתיקות.
בקבוקי זכוכית שבורים מפוזרים בהר.
עליות יהודים להר מוגבלות:
רק עד 30 איש בקבוצה (למה?)
אין עצירות בכלל, רצים כל הדרך (למה?)
סה"כ מוטה גור צדק כך נראה. pic.twitter.com/5ZKpJCHoPG
— Tom Nisani (@NisaniTom) April 19, 2022
Israel’s Antiquities Authority appeared to be missing in action, as were any other Israeli authorities who might have ensured the path remains open and the antiquities properly catalogued and preserved.
Broken glass bottles were also strewn around the sacred site.
During a tour led by Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University, the sounds of explosions and fireworks were heard from the direction of the southern mosque on the site, where Nisani said fortifications were seen.
Police were limiting Jewish groups to a maximum of 30 to 50 visitors at a time, according to Tom Nisani of the advocacy group, “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands.”
Nor were Jewish groups being allowed to stop along the way to view anything a bit more closely, as one normally would during a site tour, Nisani noted.
Further adding insult to injury, on Tuesday Israeli authorities allowed Sheikh Ra’ed Salah, head of the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement and a resident of the Israeli Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, to enter the Al Aqsa Mosque in the Temple Mount compound.
מדוע לעזאזל ישראל מעניקה פרס לראא'ד סלאח ומאפשרת לו דווקא בימים הללו להיכנס למתחם אלאקצה? pic.twitter.com/gnVTr7ELN2
— Elior Levy • אליאור לוי (@eliorlevy) April 19, 2022
“All across the Mount, calls for nationalism and incitement against Jewish visitors” were heard, Nisani said, “without a response from police.”