Jordan on Sunday warned of serious consequences to Israeli settlers and police storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram al-Sharif today. State Minister for Media Affairs, Muhammad Al-Momani, said in a statement to the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the Israeli violations against worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Haram al-Sharif are a violation of international laws and conventions, warning that such practices would lead to dangerous consequences.So what happened to prompt this strong rebuke to Israel for allowing a tiny degree of religious freedom?
The minister, who is also Government Spokesman, demanded Israeli occupation authorities to immediately stop such moves, deny entry to settlers and Israeli forces into the yards of the holy shrine and allow Palestinian worshipers to enter the mosque.
Nothing, really. The number of Jews who visited the Temple Mount was higher yesterday than normal, because of the Passover holidays. As many as 13 of them were removed after allegedly trying to do that ultimate crime, praying.
But Al Jazeera aired a half-hour program about nothing but how Jews are "storming Al Aqsa Mosque" and published this video showing how awful they were acting:
Other Arabic news media devoted significant time to the story of Jews walking around.
Amazingly, no human rights or religious rights groups have come out in favor of allowing Jews access to their own holy site. On the contrary, they regard Jews walking around peacefully - or at worst, muttering a few Hebrew words - as being the criminals.
For fun, tweet Amnesty and HRW and Oxfam the question of whether Jews have the right to pray on their holiest site. These defenders of human rights will never answer you because they are, deep down, against Jewish rights.
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