Jordan and the PA have condemned Israel for the crime of allowing Jews up to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, on Tisha Be’Av, when we commemorate the destruction of both temples (among other tragedies).
Jordan said it presented a letter of protest to Israel’s Foreign Ministry over alleged violations at the Temple Mount by the Jewish visitors.
According to the state-run news agency Petra, Minister Jumana Ghneimat condemned “the provocative incursions of extremists and settlers that took place today into the courtyards of the holy site.”
Ghneimat said the visits constituted violations of Israel’s obligations and would enrage Muslims worldwide.
The Palestinian Authority also protested the visits, with a government spokesman calling on the international community to take immediate action “to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
“Today is a dark day in the history of Jerusalem and Palestine,” Yousif Mahmoud, the spokesman, said in a statement published on Wafa, the official PA news agency.
Look at what such a visit looks like
No violence or “storming” as they call it. Just some Jews wanting to visit their site. Is this really so heinous?! Yet the Muslims sees this as a desecration and something that is highly objectionable.
Of course, we can also look at history as a guide.
What should this tell you? That if the palestinians or Muslim world were in charge of all of Jerusalem or Israel, there is no chance in hell they would respect the rights of other religions. As it is, Israel is in charge of Jerusalem, yet allows the Islamic Waqf to control and manage the Islamic sites on the Temple Mount – and look at how they react to Jews visiting their holiest site.
There is only one equitable solution guaranteeing the rights of all minorities – the Jews in charge of the entire land of Israel.