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Monday, October 15, 2012

Those storming Jews keep visiting their holiest place

Palestine Today says
Monday morning, a number of settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate.

A guards of the holy mosque told our correspondent that the storming operation was still continuing, accompanied by reinforced elements of special police units of the occupation to provide protection and escort for suspicious settlers during their tours in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The guard pointed out that a number of extremists performed Talmudic rituals and rites in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque today.
Yesterday, the Al Aqsa Foundation said that some 30 Israeli police "stormed" the Temple Mount, apparently to protect a small group of Jews who they photographed.

The biggest story on the Al Aqsa site  is that during September, the anti-semitic Arabs counted some 1300 "settlers" "desecrating" Judaism's holiest spot, amongst tens of thousands of Muslims and several thousand foreign tourists.

The Muslim leaders are now encouraging Muslims schools to go on field trips to the Mount in order to counterbalance the few dozens of Jews visiting the area with hundreds of bored Arab schoolkids.


The Foundation points out that the Jews are trying to make Jewish visits a normal thing so that they get used to it and the outrage will naturally dissipate, and they promise they will never let that happen. But of course, it already is, as the general Arabic media has been reducing their coverage of the visits, albeit slowly, and the Al Aqsa Foundation needs to fabricate outrageous claims in order to get their daily screeds noticed.

I wonder if any pro-Palestinian Arab "human rights" groups support the rights of Jews to freely visit - and pray at - the Temple Mount.  So far, I haven't seen any, nor any mention of this in HRW or Amnesty's websites.