PLO flag on Temple Mount
PLO flag on Temple Mount Gilad Hadari

An Arab activist was filmed on Wednesday morning waving the flag of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist organization on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, in an attempt to spark clashes with a group of Jews touring the site.

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The Jews visiting the site repeatedly asked the police officers who were accompanying them to prevent the Arab from waving the PLO flag, as waving either Israeli or PA flags on the holy site is forbidden.

However the police did not stop him, and only after a large amount of time had passed and the activist actually walked into a police officer did they detain him and distance him from the site.

"The symptom of ignoring the provocations of the Arabs continues full force," said the Returning to the Mount movement in a statement.

"How can it be that at a place where they arrest Jews for waving the flag of Israel they don't arrest Arabs with a PLO flag?" posed the movement.

In another flag incident, a Christian man last August was attacked by Arabs for waving an Israeli flag at the site, and then detained by police.

Despite being liberated by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War the Temple Mount, which is the holiest site in Judaism, remains under the de facto control of the Jordanian Waqf which has banned Jewish prayer at the site.

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