Inflammatory Libel: Israel Set Al-Aqsa Mosque on Fire, Which Jews Then Celebrated

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Yesterday, a number of Israel-haters made some very dangerous allegations, claiming Israel had attacked Al Aqsa mosque leading to a fire breaking out.

firefirefireSome went even further, claiming Jews celebrated the fact the fire broke out:



Of course, such allegations have the potential to inflame the situation further.

And of course, these allegations are entirely false.

Let’s start with the cause of the fire; it was not the result of an Israeli attack on worshippers, but rather the result of palestinian Arab rioters launching fireworks at Israelis at the Western Wall below.

As for the dancing and singing Jews, they happened to be celebrating Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) when the fire broke out.

Israel advocated Avi Abelow was livestreaming on Facebook at the time and you can hear his surprise when he saw the fireworks:

Note his surprise; he was not celebrating the fire. Compare and contrast with how palestinian Arabs celebrated the rocket fire on Jerusalem yesterday – something none of those who now claim Jews celebrated the mosque fire have condemned.

The claims about the content of the song being chanted is entirely false. Avi Abelow was there all day and he confirms this is a song that was sung all day, well before the fire. It is a commonly sung song that relates to our victory over those who in the past tried to destroy us.

Those who are believing these libels without bothering to find out the truth need to do some very real soul-searching.

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A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media