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  טבת 22, 5768 , 31/12/07

MEMRI: Hamas TV Cartoon of Hareidis Undermining Al-Aqsa

The Middle East Media Research Institute www.memri.org has posted a videoclip of a cartoon aired last week on Hamas television in which antisemitic caricatures of hareidi-religious Jews are seen digging under the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in an effort to bring it down. The cartoon features an Israeli army officer with stereotypical features to match those of the hareidim. At the end of the video, the message "The Al-Aqsa mosque is in danger."

While Muslim digging on and below the Temple Mount has resulted in the loss of valuable archaeological material, there has been no proof of danger from any Jewish excavations in the area. The nearest Jewish dig is outside the Western Wall of the Temple, which is a retaining wall built in the time of King Herod, 2,000 years ago.

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