Jerusalem police on Sunday arrested a Jewish man who was suspected of saying a quiet prayer on top of the Temple Mount.
The Temple Mount is one of Judaism most holy sites, but controlled by Islamic authorities.
Other Israelis who were in the same group as the arrested man told Israel National News that they were accompanied by several police officers and Islamic monitors as they toured the compound, which is currently occupied by four mosques.
Near the end of the tour, one of the participants stood quietly to the side, a little ways away from the rest of the group. An Islamic official suspected the Jewish man was saying a quiet prayer, so rushed toward him demanding he stop.
The Muslim called over Israeli police officers, who removed the Jewish man from the scene and took him for questioning.
The leader of the group, David Ha’ivri, executive director of the Samaria Liaison Office, noted that prior to entering the Temple Mount, the Jewish visitors were told by an Israeli officer the following:
“Do not pray. Do not tear a garment. Do not prostrate yourself. It is forbidden to take any action that the Muslims may see as a religious act.”
Unbelievably, this blatant violation of religious freedom is being ignored by the international community, as are Israeli cries that the policy is evidence that a Palestinian state will not be a place where people of all faiths can worship freely.
But the Temple Mount policy is far more egregious than the average restriction on religious freedom. The Temple Mount is without question the holiest site on earth to every Jew. And yet, they are not allowed to say even a silent prayer while visiting the site.
Source: Israeli Magazine, Israel Today.
A week ago, I published an article where the former Israeli Prime Minster Ehud Olmert promoted a plan to take the whole Old city out of Jewish hands.
The logic is that when the state of Israel no longer is in control over the Old city of Jerusalem, than the Jewish people will finally experience religious freedom in its won capital.
That such convictions are a complete falsehood, becomes obvious when we see how Jews are treated when they visit the Temple Mount.
The Israeli police are forced by a “peace agreement” that was made in 1967 with Muslims Imams in Jerusalem, to deny Jews religious freedom at this site.
The way the Israeli police is forced by this agreement to do injustice, is similar to how Jews were denied religious freedom in Nazi-Germany. Arrested for no reason, and taken into custody.
This is a shocking revelation for all who are willing to open their eyes and understand. The Temple Mount is today ruled by the same intolerant Islamic totalitarian system that we find in Saudi Arabia. And with the blessings of the secular Government of Israel.
Men like Ehud Olmert is not going to bring religious freedom to the Old City and the “holy basin” in Jerusalem. Secular Jews like Olmert is going to do the exact opposite