Anti-Israel Propaganda “Own Goal” of the Day

Anti-Israel propaganda site Quds News Network just posted this:

Although the caption makes it sound like the palestinian Arabs are defying Israel, the reason “they are “tens of thousands” of worshiper are heading to Al-Aqsa mosque is because Israel is allowing it!

The military’s liaison to the Palestinians on Monday announced an easing of entry restrictions for West Bank and Gazan Palestinians to Jerusalem ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

In a statement, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) said women of all ages, children up to the age of 12, and men above the age of 55 from the West Bank will be allowed to enter Israel to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Fridays without an existing entry permit.

For Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, an unspecified number of Palestinians will be allowed to visit Jerusalem between Sundays and Thursdays during Ramadan. COGAT said such permits will be given to women above the age of 50 and men above the age of 55.

Additionally, COGAT said visits by West Bank Palestinians to family members in Israel are also to be approved, as well as visits by foreigners to Palestinians in the West Bank, all of which are subject to security approval.

West Bank Palestinians were also given the approval to fly abroad during Ramadan via the Ramon Airport. Israel first allowed Palestinians to use the airport in southern Israel in August.

COGAT said that during Ramadan, the working hours of various crossings and checkpoints in and out of the West Bank would be extended.

In other words, this QNN post inadvertently provides another indication as to how Israel tries to accommodate palestinian Arabs as best we can, despite the fact they regularly use Ramadan to ramp up the violence.


David Lange

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

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