MK Glick: The media distorts the facts

MK Yehuda Glick attacks the media coverage of events at the Temple Mount yesterday and has a few words for Abdullah, King of Jordan.

Hezki Baruch ,

MK Yehuda Glick
MK Yehuda Glick
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MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) commented on Jordanian King Abdullah's call against Jews ascending the Temple Mount.

Speaking with Arutz Sheva, Glick celebrated the number of Jews who visited the Temple Mount yesterday - more than the entire previous year combined.

Police announced yesterday that some 400 Jews ascended the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av on Sunday, and were allowed to do a complete tour of the Temple Mount. Except for one, there were no incidents which required intervention.

The MK attacked the media coverage of the events on the Temple Mount, "I open the newspaper, and suddenly I see 'Riots on the Temple Mount,' it's a distortion. This is the narrative of all kinds of blood-thirsty Arab elements, who together with their friends and their partners from all kinds of leftist organizations are trying to create the false idea that Jews visiting the Temple Mount causes riots.

"Yesterday more than 400 Jews ascended to the Temple Mount in excellent order. For this I want to thank the police and IDF commanders and the Minister of Public Security," Glick said.

The MK claims that allowing Jews to visit the Mount doesn't in any way violate the agreement between PM Netanyahu, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Jordanian King Abdullah that states that only Muslims may pray on the Temple Mount, but Jews and tourists can visit.

MK Glick also addressed the fact that he was prevented from visiting the Mount yesterday: "I know that there currently is a directive to prevent MKs from ascending the Temple Mount, and as everyone knows I am not an activist for allowing Yehuda Glick to visit the Mount, but for all Jews to be able to visit. So I was happy to see that more and more Jews are visiting."