Muslims, Israeli police upset over Israeli flag on Temple Mount
A group of Israeli right-wingers raised the Israeli flag while touring the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday, locals said.
Witnesses said that a group of 14 Israeli rightists pulled out an Israeli flag while touring the religious site and began dancing and singing.
The men were removed from the area by Israeli police and arrested.
Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, the director of Islamic endowment, said that he asked Israeli police to close the compound to visitors following the incident, and not to allow Israeli extremists to enter the area.
This story is true. Here’s the video of Jews briefly praying and one of them unfurling a flag Monday:
Scandalous! How can such a holy place be used for political purposes?
How dare anyone wave flags on this sacred spot?
And, especially, how can anyone even consider displaying the hated Star of David in the Muslim’s third holiest place?
(All photos from a pro-Morsi rally organized by Hamas on August 16 on the Temple Mount.)
(h/t Jewish Press)