January 18, 2021

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Somehow, Chinese tourists manage to display Israeli flag at the Dome of the Rock


Breaking Israel News reports on  a post at the StandwithUs Facebook page (I couldn’t find the original.)

Yosef Rabin writes, “An Israeli Flag has not flown on the Temple Mount since the 1967 War. Today Chinese tourists brought an Israeli Flag up to the Temple Mount. I am not sure how they got the flag past security and how the Waqf [Jordanian Islamic security that controls the Temple Mount] or police did not notice, but this sets a massive precedent – I hope.

This is truly remarkable, since the Waqf has stopped people from wearing Israeli flag buttons.

In 2013, a small group of Jews unfurled an Israeli flag and were immediately escorted off the site by Muslim and Israeli police.

In 2015, a Christian tourist was beaten for waving an Israeli flag near the Dome of the Rock.

In 2016, an Israeli who photoshopped himself waving a flag on the Temple Mount was briefly arrested by Israeli police who thought he really did it.

So this photo is quite surprising.

Arab media, of course, are claiming that this group of Chinese tourists are Jewish “settlers.”

(h/t Steven)

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