Arab media, especially social media, and the Pallywood industry have been working overtime since Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem. Anti-Israel sources are having a field day with the latest escapades of Shirley Temper and death of Ibrahim Abu Tharayeh.
Constantly posting photos of violence and anti-Israel situations, they show an endless stream of scenes of suppression and armed brutality.
اعتداء َ الاحتلال على الفلسطينيين في شارع الواد بالقدس المحتلة pic.twitter.com/TqOsOnW7en
— Pal.Info.Center (@PalinfoAr) December 22, 2017
However, the truth is if you do not seem a threat, no security bothers you.
I remember a time when #Palestinians could take a taxi from anywhere in the west bank and #Gaza to anywhere in #Israel without any restriction! that changed only in the 90's when they started the suicide bombing. Violence is the enemy of freedom! https://t.co/7PCFXuoMO4
— Reda Mansour (@AmbRedaMansour) December 24, 2017
I was in Jerusalem on Friday, as midday Muslim prayer time approached, another called for “Day of Rage” or was it a “Day of Blood?”
Near the Old City, I took photos of what was happening, what was really happening.
At the entrance to Mamilla Mall, one man stood guard by the large Hanukkah menorah watching carefully who passed by.
Meanwhile in the Mamilla Mall, men and women passed through to go to Al-Aqsa to pray.
From another direction, no evidence of “occupation” or “military barracks”
There is a boring truth, the Arab media wants to hide, as it incites.
A young Muslim man armed with nothing more than a prayer rug over his shoulder, does not get a second glance, even from a passing policeman in patrol car.
No one stopped the men and women I saw going toward Jerusalem’s Old City.
Male, female, younger, or older, Muslims going to pray and not riot are encouraged, not detained.
Violence is indeed the enemy of freedom.