The three Palestinians were arrested for assaulting the Saudi journalist, part of a unique 6-person media delegation from the Arab world, for spitting at, verbal abuse, and physical assault as he walked through Jerusalem to the Temple Mount.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Three Palestinians were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the assault of the Saudi journalist Mahmoud Saud on Temple Mount on Monday, according to the Israel Police.
Saudi visited Al Aqsa to pray. How did Palestinians react? By spitting on him, tying to assault him, call him an animal told him to go pray w/ Jews & Trump. هل هذي اخلاق المسلمين؟ حتى اطفالهم لا يحترمون مسلم من بلد شقيق و يُبْصق عليه؟ ليس هو الحيوان بل الذي عامله بهذه المعاملة. https://t.co/UesWO9yL7j
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) July 22, 2019
The blogger, who is part of an unprecedented six-person media delegation from the Arab world, was cursed, spat at, jeered and told to “go to a synagogue” [seen in above video] on Monday as he went to the Temple Mount.
One video clip showed Saud walking on the Temple Mount as people shouted epithets at him such as “traitor,” “animal” and “normalizer,” and small boys approached and spat in his face. Another video clip showed plastic chairs and sticks being thrown at him as he walked in the market in the Old City.
#Saudi blogger that wants to promote #peace between the Arab, Muslim world and #Israel visited the Jewish nation for the 1st time. Sadly while visiting the Temple Mount in #Jerusalem, he was attacked by a group of #Palestinians, calling him a traitor. pic.twitter.com/BHZ3OuQ8R6
— Israel in Ireland (@IsraelinIreland) July 23, 2019
Saud is the only member of the six-person delegation who was willing to go public, having agreed to be photographed in the Knesset with Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter.
The Saudi journalist and the rest of the Arab delegation met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.
Netanyahu said he told them there is an irreplaceable alliance between Israel and the United States, “but within the region, Israel is the irreplaceable power, because there is no other power in the region that without its presence and activity here, I would say the region would collapse.”
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