On Tisha Be’av: Police close Temple Mount to Jewish visitors as Muslims hang terror banners
The Israel Police decided to prohibit the entrance of Jews to the Temple Mount for Tisha Be’av, as thousands gather at the gates waiting to ascend and Muslims hang terror banners to celebrate Eid al-Adha “festival of the animal sacrifices.”
This year, the Jewish fast day of Tisha Be’Av coincides with the beginning of the Muslim Eid al-Adha, in which thousands of sheep, goats, and cows are slaughtered to celebrate.
Muslims changed prayer times to coincide with Jewish visiting times on the Temple Mount as a provocation.
In addition, Muslim terror fans hung threatening banners with pictures of a Hamas terrorist and Muslim Brotherhood’s former leader Mohamed Morsi saying: “Our soul yearns for the Temple.”
Temple Mount activists altered a sign forbidding ascension to the Temple Mount to say it is a positive commandment to do so.
“The gate was supposed to open at 7:30 but the Police is showing weakness, fear and has not yet announced whether to open the gate to Jewish “visitors” for fear of rioting by ‘local’ Muslims,” tweeted Avishai Grinzaig. “In doing so, the police shows the world that terrorism pays off and it also shows who really control the mount. (Clue to the puzzle: Not us).”
HAPPENING NOW: Violent Muslim riots broke out on the Temple Mount after the Muslim morning prayers ended. Muslim terror fans called on all those present to remain in the compound to thwart any Jewish attempt at entering the Temple.
Security forces are responding with tear gas grenades.