Turkish incitement game: Liberating Temple Mount

In spirit of Fortnight Games, computer game distributed with players/fighters required to 'liberate' Temple Mount.

Shimon Cohen,

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"In the framework of all of the Fortnight upgrades, a new computer game is also being distributed in East Jerusalem that is suitable for smartphones and the home computer called 'Mosque Guards'," says Lt. Gen. (res.) Baruch Yedid.

Yedid adds "the money for developing the game was given by a Turkish society called 'Reading Time.' It transferred money to the East Jerusalem Society called Burj al-Laklak, a historical motif in Islam.

"The goal of the game is to teach the youth all the secrets of the Al-Aqsa Mosque during a virtual tour, and the players are seen as strong, warrior-like people who have already experienced the game and report that the game trains them to confront the Jerusalem Police," he said.

"The winner of the game receives the key to the Mughrabi Gate with the title 'Liberator of Jerusalem'. It's interesting to note that two of the leaders of the Burj Al-Laklak Association are the Nayyad and Jihad Zraeir brothers and they are members of another association, the Shabab al-Aqsa organization, which was also funded by the Turks and the most famous of them was Musabah Abu Sabih, who murdered policeman Yossi Kirma."

Yedid also mentioned this association was the one that held the "Hamas wedding" in East Jerusalem a few months ago where songs of praise were heard for the Cornet missiles fired from the Gaza Strip. "Under the guise of cultural and heritage activity, Turkish involvement is growing."

On the Turkish factor behind the game Yedid says, "All these initiatives can be attributed to the Turkish Cultural Center on Azhara street in East Jerusalem. I visited the place and saw vehicles with diplomatic plates, and the conclusions are solely the responsibility of the listener."

He says in the game the player must reach different places on the Temple Mount with a special Facebook page for coordination and co-creation between players . The game itself was launched by the Association last Saturday. At the moment, it is impossible to determine how popular it already is among the young people of East Jerusalem, although at the launch event of the game, a "pretty successful" event, as Yedid puts it, it can be assumed to have been widely distributed.