Three Israelis Detained for Attempted Smuggle of Flag Onto The Har Habayis


israel-yerushalayim-flagBy Aryeh Savir

A police spokesman announced this morning that three Israelis in their early twenties were detained this morning after they tried to smuggle an Israeli flag onto the Temple Mount, allegedly with the intent of waiving it there.

One tried to smuggle it in his underwear, the other two were caught with the flag in their bags. The three were taken for questioning at a nearby police station. This allegedly consists of a breach of the status-quo on the Temple Mount.

On October 14, 2013, thirteen Israelis were dragged out and arrested for praying and waving an Israeli flag on the Temple Mount.

In April, on Israel’s Independence Day, a group of Israelis tried to enter the Temple Mount and were subjected to what they described as a humiliating search to expose hidden Israeli flags. “We were separated from the tourists who entered the Temple Mount freely and our ID cards were taken for inspection” Eitaמ Kleinman told the Kol Yehudi. This is routine, but what happened next is outstanding. “A police officer asked us to enter a search room. He apologized, explaining that he had to physically search us for a flag. We were shocked; we removed our upper garments and were searched as if we were dangerous criminals.” After the search they were allowed to enter the Mount, accompanied by members of the Wakf who shouted at them.

There is no similar prohibition for Muslims to pray or fly any kind of flag on the Har Habayis.

Tazpit News Agency

{ Israel}


  1. BS”D
    Discussion with Moishela (with his family)
    A Handicapped child
    Shevat 21 5774 (Jan 22, ’14)

    “These Tragedies are Divinely Sent”

    Oy, Vey … Got in Himmel … Got in Himmel …. What is going to be? What is going to be? Tragedy on tragedy on tragedy … tragedies hitting the young and the weak, the old and the infirmed, and just the average Yid.

    I sit on the floor and shed many tears to all the victims of the tragedies of the last week and especially I Daven for .Refael Yitzckak Isaac ben Michal and Chaim Michael Shlomo ben Michal. I beg Hashem to bring them a Refuah Sheleimah B’guf U’vinefesh B’soch Shear Cholai Yisroel, and I cry for the great Tzaddik Rav Yaakov Galinsky Z”tl that was one of the last bridges between we Jews of this generation and the greater generation from before WWII, but I am also crying and sobbing for the future victims, the future Karbonos Tehoros that will be sacrificed in order save Am Yisroel from destruction.

    The great Chupa has been built and the Chosson, Hakodosh Boruch Hu is already standing under it and waiting anxiously for his Kallah, Am Yisroel.

  2. “This allegedly consists of a breach of the status-quo on the Temple Mount”

    Breach of status-quo on the Temple Mount is a crime?!?! I pray 3 times a day for a breach of the status quo on the Temple Mount!

  3. Whoever this person is, pretending to be the mouthpiece of a handicapped child, I think these comments which you post on a number of Jewish sites, are in very poor taste.