Palestinian intelligence forces arrested a Palestinian man on Sunday from Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank, after the man hosted the ultra-nationalist Israeli parliament member Yehuda Glick in his home during the recent Eid al-Adha holiday.
Sources in the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s General Intelligence agency told Ma’an that Muhammad Sabir Jabir from Hebron was detained over hosting Glick. It remained unclear what Jabir was being charged with.
Meanwhile, members of Jabir’s extended family published a statement on Facebook saying that they “disassociated” themselves from Muhammad after he hosted the right-wing politician, who is an outspoken proponent for allowing Jewish prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, where he regularly visits.
Prior to being instated in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, Glick had commonly taken to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound with ultra-nationalist Israelis to perform rituals and prayers at the site, a practice Palestinians say is an attempt to challenge long-standing international agreements regarding the holy site.
Glick had posted photos on his Facebook on Sept. 3, showing him celebrated the Muslim holiday the immediately family of Muhammad Jabir in Hebron, writing: “Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) at home of my friend Muhammad Jabir in Hebron. God willing we will all live here in peace. Happy Eid.” Glick wrote on his Facebook in Hebrew. He also wrote in Arabic “Happy Eid al-Adha Muhammad Jabir.”
Here is the post in question.
Warms the heart, actually. Unless you are those who hate the idea of peace. Or don’t have a heart.
What Ma’an, the PA and others won’t tell you about Yehuda Glick is he is not the extremist they are trying to portray him as. He just believes all should have the right to practice their faith.
Asked what he would do if an earthquake struck the Mount and the Dome of the Rock collapsed, Glick smiles.
“You’re gonna be surprised by my answer. If I were prime minister and that would happen, I would rebuild it.”
“I think there would be a lot of [opportunities] if there was real dialogue between people who are believing in God, if we would be able to speak to the hearts of people who are believing in God, who are sure we are not threatening them. I always say, in an orchestra, the drum and the violin don’t threaten each other. They complete each other. In my eyes, I would be very happy if all the Muslims come pray to Allah, to one God. And that’s a moment of true shalom, from the nekuda of emuna [the point of faith]. Because Hashem’s name is shalom. And I think that’s where we have to go.”
So his visiting a Muslim friend in Hebron is consistent with his tolerant worldview.
This, despite the fact he was shot at point-blank range by a Muslim man.
But don’t take my word (or the Jerusalem Post’s word for it)
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