Protesters, incitement return to Temple Mount

Friday's prayers saw the return of protestors affiliated with the outlawed Islamic Movement to the Temple Mount.

Shimon Cohen,

Arabs on Temple Mount (illustration)
Arabs on Temple Mount (illustration)
Muath Al Khatib/Flash 90

As the number of violent terror attacks in Israel have begun to decline in recent weeks, protests inciting Palestinians to further violence returned to the Temple Mount on Friday.

According to reports by the Temple Institute, loud protests including inciteful remarks, ISIS flags and covered faces returned to the Temple Mount plaza following Friday’s prayers on the Mount.

The Institute revealed video footage from Palestinian media sources that depicted the protests and the incitement. Speeches were made in an attempt to encourage Palestinians to commit terror acts against Jews and Israelis. Large posters bearing the faces of terrorists who have been killed and imprisoned by Israeli security forces after carrying out attacks were set up near the Dome of the Rock mosque.

In one frame, a large poster bearing the image of Nashat Milhem - the Israeli Arab terrorist who murdered three people in a Tel Aviv shooting spree earlier this year - can be seen.

The Temple Institute warned that this may be a case of “signaling the return of Temple Mount incited violence.”

“This is a bitter sign that terrorism is still plaguing Israel. It seems that the police have forgotten that the seeds for all of the terror attacks were sown right under their noses, for months by the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, right here on the Temple Mount.”  

“The busses of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement are still working and they are bringing busloads of followers of Ra’ad Salah to the Temple Mount. It is as if the organization were never made illegal.

"The continuing incitement to terrorism on the Temple Mount proves there is no truth in what police are calling equality on the mount, especially with regard to searching the worshippers who visit," the organization blasted. "Many of the Islamic protesters also brought firecrackers and firebombs, and were still allowed access to the Temple Mount."

“Under Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Jews are more limited to the Temple Mount than ever, but terrorists are allowed to freely celebrate on the holy site of of our former Temple. It seems that the mount has returned to the reign of terrorists from the days of MK Yitzhak Aharonovich.”




top