Thursday, April 24, 2014

Muslims Mob Attacks Jewish Children on Temple Mount

Several dozen hareidi Jews, including children, ascended the Temple Mount on Wednesday. April 23 2014.  In the course of the tour of the Mount, Muslims began hurling objects at the hareidim, spat at them, hurled shoes and sticks and pulled the sidelocks of one of the children.  The raging Muslim mob terrified some of the children, who began to panic.  At one point one of the Jewish men seeks to reassure the frightened children.  "Don't be afraid! Don't be afraid! This is our place!" he said, referring to the Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. 

The Temple Movement blamed police for failing to disperse the Muslim attackers. “It's a miracle no one was hurt,” said a movement statement.   Despite its importance as Judaism's holiest site, Jews are forbidden from praying on the Temple Mount in order not to "provoke" Muslim worshipers at the Al Aqsa Mosque Islamic complex, which is built on top of the ruins of the ancient Jewish Temples. Those Jews who break the rules against praying are often arrested and banned from visiting.  But as in this case, even Jewish visitors who are not praying are sometimes subjected to abuse, threats and violence at the hands of Muslim worshipers.

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