A group of young Australian visitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism, found themselves face to face with violent Arab harassment as documented by a shocking video clip.

The video, posted by The Israel Project on Tuesday, shows a ragtag mob of Muslim men, women and children shouting "Allahu Akbar" - "Allah is greater" - at the Australians, and making shooing gestures to try and frighten them from the holy site, before going full out by physically shoving them and chasing after them.

Faced with the Arab onslaught, one Australian youth can be heard saying "don't be scared, they want you to be scared."

Despite having liberated the holy site in the 1967 Six Day War, Israel left the Temple Mount under the de facto control of the Jordanian Waqf (Muslim trust), a state of affairs that has seen constant Arab violence and rioting at the site, as well as the destruction of ancient artifacts testifying to the site's Jewish nature.

The discrimination and harassment experience by Jews at their holiest site - where the Waqf has forbidden them from praying, despite the step being in violation of Israeli law - has even been experienced by US members of Congress.