Tag Archive for Temple Mount

Jewish victim of Palestinian violence sues Waqf guard for assault on Temple Mount

After being arrested for bowing on the Temple Mount, a Waqf employee approached the Jewish visitor and kicked him in the stomach while he was in handcuffs.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A personal claim of NIS 30,000 was filed against a Waqf employee on the Temple Mount for attacking a Jew and kicking him in the stomach.

Waqf guards ‘observing’ Jews visiting the Temple Mount – Photo: Yaakov Shoham/Wikimedia

The Jewish man had participated in a visit to the Temple Mount six months ago. During his visit to the holiest site in Judaism, the man bowed.

The police arrested the man for exercising his freedom of religion. Continue Reading »

Top German Daily: “German media: [Palestinian] Perpetrators turned into victims.”


Denouncing Germany’s ‘Fake News’ in the 2nd most read article on the popular website, Bild’s online editor-in-chief warned that  by “routinely interchanging perpetrator and victim” the German media attacks on Israel reveal its withdrawal from historical responsibility.



The online editor-in-chief of the mass-circulation Bild published Sunday a column filled with blistering criticism over the anti-Israel media in Germany during the Temple Mount clashes.

It was never about ‘metal-detectors’ – More online Incitement to kill Jews – Facebook

“No other country, which suffers under permanent terror, is reported on in Germany in the cynical, ice-cold and heartless manner like Israel is,” wrote Julian Reichelt. Continue Reading »

It’s Over: Jerusalem’s Grand Mufti calls to resume prayer at Al-Aqsa


After the Waqf, the Jordanian body that oversees the Muslim religious site in Jerusalem spoke with Muslim leaders, Jerusalem’s Grand Mufti encouraged worshipers to return to pray atop the Temple Mount.

By Reuters and Elior Levy


Jerusalem Grand Mufti Mohammed Hussein and Muslim elders encouraged worshipers to return to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday after deeming that Israel had removed all security measures installed after a deadly terror attack in the Old City earlier this month that sparked a prolonged period of violence.

Temple Mount Complex – Illustrated by IsraelandStuff

The elders announced their decision after a report from the Waqf, a Jordaninan-backed body that oversees the Muslim religious sites in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Turks remind uppity Jews to appreciate Ottoman Empire, forgetting Jews paid jizya to stay alive


In a tit for tat spat originating from Turkey, their Foreign Ministry spokesman now decrees that life was better for the Jews during the Ottoman Empire (before the Jewish state), ignoring the genocides, or the abuses perpetrated on those who couldn’t pay their ‘jizyah’, the infidel tax.



The Jews should appreciate how good they had it under the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday after Israel responded to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on the Temple Mount crisis by reminding him that the days of the Ottoman Empire are over.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan desperately seeking the prestige once awarded the Ottoman Empire.

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Israel’s Security Cabinet decision: Metal detectors to be removed & replace by advanced optics

In an agreement facilitated by Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mid-East envoy, the Temple Mount’s magnetometers will be replaced with advanced technologies according to Monday night’s decision from Israel’s Security Cabinet, with an allocated budget of up to 100 million shekels for the sophisticated optic & thermal devices.

By Nitsan Keida


The Security Cabinet decided on Monday night to remove the metal detectors from the Temple Mount.

Temple Mount Security Camera – Ynet


In a statement, the Cabinet said it “accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies (“smart checks”) and other measures instead of metal detectors in order to ensure the security of visitors and worshippers in the Old City and on the Temple Mount.” Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu & King Abdullah reach agreement to end 2-front crisis

REPORT: Israel’s wounded security agent from its embassy in Amman will return to Israel, unencumbered, and the newly placed metal-detectors will be removed from the Temple Mount’s entrances, for ‘alternative security measures.’

By Gary Willig


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah spoke earlier this evening and an understanding is reportedly being reached to resolve the crisis between the two neighbors.

According to the Channel 10 report, the agreement stipulates that metal detectors will be removed from the entrances to the Temple Mount and will be replaced by other security measures.

Jordanian riot police posted outside Israel’s Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

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Trump dispatches Kushner and Greenblatt to Israel to calm Temple Mount tensions

US President Donald Trump’s Middle East Envoy Greenblatt and senior advisor Jared Kushner should arrive in Israel Monday, hoping to relax tensions over Temple Mount’s newly established counter-terrorism security measures.
– WATCH Video

By Ynetnews


Jared Kusher—US President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor—is leading American efforts at deescalating the Temple Mount crisis surrounding the installation of metal detectors, according to a senior administration official on Sunday.

The official said that Kushner is working with Israel, the Palestinians and Jordan in an effort to solve the current calamity together with Trump emissary Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman.

Trump emissary Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman.

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Muslim clerics reject Temple Mount security cameras instead of metal detectors


Rejecting any form of compromise that would secure the Temple Mount from smuggled weapons, Muslim worshipers arrived at the Gate of the Tribes for the morning prayers but refuse to enter the holy site.
– Sheikh, “The new measure is worse than the metal detectors.”

By Ynet reporters


The Israel Police set up special surveillance cameras at one of the entrances to the Temple Mount complex on Sunday morning, which could replace the recently installed metal detectors that have been at the center of growing tensions between Israel and Muslim worshipers.

Peace & Quiet at the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount as Waqf clerics continue to reject security measures.

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Turkey and Jordan hosts anti-Israel protests over Temple Mount

Protesters take to the streets en masse as Jordanian & Turkish leaders do nothing to calm the public over Israel’s placement of metal-detectors to holy site’s entrance, after smuggled weapons onto the Temple Mount were used in killing 2 police officers.

By Elior Levy and Roi Kais


Demonstrations in support of Palestinian worshipers in support of their struggle against the new Temple Mount security measures were held Friday in Jordan and Turkey.

In Amman, Jordan, thousands gathered and shouted epithets against Israel.

Friday’s anti-Israel protest in Amman, Jordan – Ynet

According to reports, the crowd shouted, among other things, “How beautiful it is to kill soldiers from Jerusalem,” with some waving a model of a cardboard missile with the words “Al-Aqsa – Red Line.”

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Israel’s PM Netanyahu and President Rivlin feud over planned phone call with Erdogan

Following Erdoğan’s effort to reach out to Israel’s President Rivlin, the Prime Minister’s Office knowing of the Turkish leader’s position conveyed Netanyahu’s opposition to the planned conversation by objecting strenuously to any Turkish involvement in the current Temple Mount crisis.

By Itamar Eichner


President Reuven Rivlin joined efforts to calm tensions at the Temple Mount Thursday afternoon by announcing his intention to speak with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan following a request made by the Turkish leader.

Rivlin attacked those who “preferred to blacken his face instead of acting for the good of the country” following criticism of the planned conversation. Continue Reading »

Gag order dropped: Watch Israel Police security video of Temple Mount attackers

Just released video shows how terrorists entered the Old City, met with accomplice who smuggled in the weapons and subsequently  transferred them to the three killers inside the Mosque on the Temple Mount to commit deadly terror attack.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The gag order on last week’s deadly terrorist attack on the Temple Mount was partially lifted Thursday, allowing the publication of more security videos of the attack.

Two Druze police officers were murdered in the attack.

The joint investigation by the Israel Police and the Shin Bet revealed the route by which the three terrorists entered Jerusalem and reached the Old City and the Temple Mount. Continue Reading »

Fatah calls for ‘day of rage’ in protest to Temple Mount’s new security measures

Completely ignoring the Saudis utilize the same security measures at their holy sites, Palestinian worshippers are enraged over the newly installed magnometers at the entrances to the Temple Mount following Friday’s deadly terror attack.

By Elior Levy


After the series of confrontations between Muslims and Israeli security forces over the new security measures introduced at the entrances to the Temple Mount, the Fatah movement announced on Tuesday that a day of rage  in east Jerusalem and the West Bank that will take place on Wednesday.

In addition, Tanzim—the militant faction of Fatah—decided that Friday prayers would be held in squares in the main Palestinian cities and sermons would be dedicated to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and against Israel’s increased security measures. Continue Reading »

Jews visit Temple Mount on Monday without being shadowed by Waqf guards

21 Jewish visitors ascend the Temple Mount for 1st time in years without accompaniment of Waqf Muslim security watching their every move, since they refuse to work due to new metal detectors securing the safety of the Holy site.

By Yael Friedson


For the first time since the attack on Friday, 21 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Monday without the accompaniment of the Waqf—the Jordanian security forces charged with preventing Jewish prayer at Jerusalem sites with Muslim significance—due to their objection to the metal detectors set up as a security precaution following the deadly shooting attack on Friday. Continue Reading »

3 Waqf arrested, Israel to instal magnometers and CC cameras on Temple Mount

After continued violence on the Temple Mount, Israel ignores Jordan’s disapproval, holy site remains closed as Israel security forces continue their investigation and instals magnometers at Temple Mount entrances and closed circuit cameras around the Temple Mount.

By Hezki Baruch


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening participated in a telephone conference about the situation on the Temple Mount.

Temple Mount – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Participating in the teleconference were Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheikh, Shabak Director Nadav Argaman, and Jerusalem District Police Commander Yoram Halevi.

During the discussion, the decision was made to gradually reopen the Temple Mount to worshipers, tourists, and visitors beginning on Sunday afternoon. Continue Reading »

Two Israeli Police officers killed by Arab terrorist in Temple Mount shooting attack

 –Terror Attack in Jerusalem– 


WATCH: Three Arab terrorists killed by security forces after shooting at Israeli policemen near Jerusalem Old City’s Lions Gate, that killed two Druze policemen and injuring a third.

By Uzi Baruch


Two police officers were murdered on Friday morning in a terrorist shooting attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and a third was lightly wounded.

The officers have been identified as Command Sergeant Major Hayil Satawi and Command Sergeant Major Kamil Shanaan.

Satawi, 30, lives in the northern Druze town of Maghar, served his mandatory service in the Border Police and became a career patrol officer in the Temple Mount Unit. Continue Reading »