It is obscene and absurd that the question of metal detectors and Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount, is a debate. Muslims want to kill Jews. Their religion commands it. “The magnetometers were installed after three Israeli-Muslim terrorists murdered two Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount a week ago. A video released by the police shows that it is clear that the guns smuggled onto the Temple Mount last week would have been found if metal detectors had been installed.”
Muslims want to gun down Jews, Jews can install metal detectors. Of course, the Muslims are incensed. How dare the Jews make it difficult for the Muslims to kill them.
….the Mufti of Jerusalem, the Waqf, Jordan, Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority swung into action, and began calling for protests using inflammatory rhetoric, with some of them opening calling for violence.
The Mufti declared that Allah wouldn’t accept any Muslim’s prayer who walked through the Zionist metal detectors. (more here)
“Moderate” Fatah: “We are moving towards an escalation… Escalation is answered with escalation, and violence is answered with violence”
The decision to replace the metal detectors with selective hand-held scanners was proposed by the US during intensive discussions with Jordan and Israel. The US is “very concerned” with the escalating tensions.
The Trump administration is wrong. Israel needs the detectors. (here).
The Muslims will need to decide if they ether will pray quietly on or off the Temple Mount, or alternatively, resort to violence and terror.
PM Netanyahu and the security cabinet made a surprising decision early Friday morning, after a four hour long meeting.
Jewish Press, July 20, 2017:
As the police explicitly recommended that the metal detectors are needed for security, and have said they can manage any expected Muslim violence around Jerusalem, the metal detectors will remain on the Temple Mount.
The cabinet released a statement,
“Israel is committed to maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount and freedom of access to the holy sites, and Israel is committed to protecting the safety of all worshipers and visitors to the Temple Mount.”
“The Cabinet authorized the Israel Police to make every decision, in order to ensure free access to the holy sites while maintaining security and public order.”
The magnetometers were installed after three Israeli-Arab terrorists murdered two Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount a week ago. A video released by the police shows that it is clear that the guns smuggled onto the Temple Mount last week would have been found if metal detectors had been installed.
The decision to keep the magnetometers at the Temple Mount entrance came despite the tremendous pressure placed on Netanyahu from both international sources as well as the explicit and implied threats of violence coming from various Islamic leaders in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Islamic leaders have said they are shutting downs mosques around the country, and calling for worshipers to converge on Jerusalem on Friday. The Waqf gave a religious ruling that Allah won’t accept the prayers of Muslims who go through the metal detectors.
Islamic leaders are saying that the metal detectors are a breach of the “status quo,” but as officials at the Simon Wiesenthal Center pointed out, “The change in the status in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount was not broken by the installation of metal detectors but rather by deadly machine gun fire from religious Jihadist fanatics.”
Last night there were clashes between police and Muslims outside the Temple Mount.
Five policemen were lightly injured, as were dozens of Muslim rioters.
Some 3000 police are in place around the Temple Mount and the Old City, and the IDF has beefed up its presence in Judea and Samaria with five battalions.
At this point it will be up to the Muslim communities in Israel and Judea and Samaria to decide if they want to pray with quiet respect either on or off the Temple Mount, or alternatively, if they will follow the inflammatory incitement and rhetoric of their leadership and resort to and escalation of violence and terror.
Video Shows Metal Detectors Would Have Stopped Terrorists’ Accomplice
By Hana Levi Julian, Jewish Press. July 20, 2017:
New details have been released by Israel Police on last Friday’s terror attack at the Temple Mount.
Police have arrested the accomplice who helped the terrorists smuggle in the guns with which they murdered two Israeli police officers and wounded several others, according to Israel’s Channel 10 TV.
In addition, police have released the security footage that tracks the movements of the terrorists in the minutes prior to the attack.
The police have not identified the man and they blocked out his face in the video so he can’t be identified.
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