Arab Knesset Member: Ban Jews From Har Habayis ‘In Any Way Possible’


Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Jamal Zahalka called on Palestinians to prevent Jews from visiting the Har Habayis “in any way possible,” just a day after the Joint Arab List party lawmaker returned from a two-month suspension from the Knesset.

“In light of the daily increase of [Jewish] ascent to the [Al] Aqsa mosque, it is up to us to stop it in any way possible,” he told the Palestinian site Dunya al-Watan on Wednesday.

“Our people have the right to the mosque, and we must protect it with all of our power. The Palestinian nation is the guardian of the mosque….The increase in Jews who go up will cause the third intifada to break out and continue throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem depending on which Palestinian organizations join in the fighting,” said Zahalka, adding that “Israel continues its 100-year-old colonial Zionist project.”

As reported by Matzav yesterday, the Yerushalayim-based Temple Institute, a group that supports Jewish visitation to the Har Habayis in violation of a p’sak of leading poskim, said that an unidentified Jewish couple was married on the Har Habayis for the first time in 2,000 years.

“Two appointed witnesses met the couple at the entrance to the Temple Mount. The witnesses were duly obligated to hear the declaration of marriage from the lips of the groom and see him place the gold wedding band on the bride’s finger,” though the vows had to be exchanged quietly “without drawing the attention of the Israel Police or the Muslim Waqf guards who would be accompanying the group of Jewish worshippers,” the Temple Institute said in a statement.

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  1. i agree with the arab mk ,however the isrealis must stop arabs from going up as it says ,Or…. stop the chillul shabbos and toeivah pride parades and see the violence stop and bring us to the geula