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August 12, 2013 12:35 pm
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Popular Arab Facebook Page Pillories ‘Zionists’ for Allowing Jewish Child to Drink From Temple Mount Water Fountain

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Montage highlighting a Jewish child drinking from a water fountain atop the Temple Mount, in Facebook update from 'Damascus Gate.' Photo: Screenshot from Facebook.

Montage highlighting a Jewish child drinking from a water fountain atop the Temple Mount, in Facebook update from 'Damascus Gate.' Photo: Screenshot from Facebook.

A status update posted Sunday on the popular Arabic “Damascus Gate Now” Facebook page shows a close-up of a Jewish child drinking from a water fountain atop the Temple Mount, with accompanying text attacking the child, accusing him of acting with “audacity and boldness,”  as a “thief” stealing water from the mosque.

The page, which boasts a surprising 127,000 “likes,” writes: “After the departure of Ramadan…in poured the Zionists,” adding, “the thief steals from our mosque to drink.”

“God’s curse on the conspirators who are of the  unclean Zionist movement from the oldest to the youngest,” it said.

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The post, in Arabic, was flagged by blogger Yisrael Medad of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, in Jerusalem. He titled his post “Zionist Crime: The Photographic Evidence.”

The antagonistic Facebook post was published the same day as an Israeli Knesset Interior Committee meeting to discuss the restrictions on Jewish visitation to the Temple Mount, which editorials across the Arab world decried, lamenting the possibility of equal use of the Mount for Jews.

On Sunday, in an article headlined, “‘Knesset Today to Discuss Legitimizing the Desecration of Al Aqsa,” Emirates newspaper Khaleej Times reflected on “opening the doors of Al Aqsa Mosque” with disgust. How dare the Jews ask for this “in the face of break-ins and the desecration by Jewish extremists throughout all the days of the month of Ramadan, to come to perform Talmudic rituals and rites in it, returning especially on all the Jewish holidays?” the newspaper argued.

Frequent Jewish visitors to the holy site said Jews were denied access to the Temple Mount for all of the past month because of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with the exception of an hour or so, the day after Tisha B’Av, last month, the Jewish holiday that commemorates the destruction of the ancient Jewish temple. On Tisha B’Av, Jews, including Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin, were actually turned away at the gate. While access has been granted in previous years, for the past two, Jews were shut out of the Temple Mount for all of Ramadan.

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  • Read the bible. Isaiah Chapter 19 verse 2 (2500 years ago)
    G-d told Isaiah the prophet: “And I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian, and they shall fight….Everyone against his brother and everyone against his neighbour….City against city, and kingdom against kingdom”
    That’s a pretty accurate prophecy.

  • Leah

    I dont care what colour race religion or place, if a child needs water, you give that child water. It doesnt matter if its your “gods” very own private tap, you give that child a drink.I hope any body who has a problem with providing an innocent such a basic need to live, is struck down instantly by their own god for shaming their religion. How dare anyone be disgusting against a child for a mere sip of water its inhumane and not very religious. It also shows what we do not need in the world.

    • robin arvizu

      This is the very nature of demonic islam . this is as good as it gets . they will kill for less . islam is toxic and deadly never get it on you or in you and run if you see it coming .

  • Anti-Muslim

    Due to the fact that Muslims refuse to accept everyone else’s right to choose what they believe and want to treat women and girls as though they’re worthy only of contempt…I have absolutely no respect for that religion and someone “desecrating” Muslim sites is deserved many times over.

  • Keshet

    LIBERATE THE TEMPLE MOUNT and bring freedom to the world

  • R

    Just the same, we Jews should make sure we show respect for Muslims, Drinking out of a fountain that has religious meanings for Muslims or anyone else, is disrespectful, no matter how you look at it. Muslims are just looking for new reasons to hate Jews. We don’t have to give them more, ourselves, do we? A little common sense would’ve helped avoid yet another reason for their hatred.

    • Mike

      Maybe when Muslims show respect to other religions and cultures you would have a point. But as it stands today the problem with the world is they bend over backwards (to put it nicely) so as not to offend – yet it does not make a bit of difference. The Muslims will hate no matter what.

    • Dan Kauffman

      A thirsty child drinking from a fountain is a reason for increased hatred.

      Only if you are dealing with bigots who are going to hate everyone not like them no matter what they do.

    • robin arvizu

      That water is made by the real God not their fake god . its not their gods water ….it belongs to the child drinking it …They are mad at a child for drinking his God’s water??????

  • Why does everything have to be “Politically Correct” to each group? NO TWO GROUPS can be PC on (almost) ANY ISSUE! So, what’s PC for one, is NOT for the “other!”

    Like this case…a “child” was thirsty! So, they got water from the ONLY source “they” knew! ANYONE, WITH ANY SENSE OF “MORALS,” WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM, BEING “MORALLY CORRECT!!!”

    AND BELIEVE ME, being “MORALLY CORRECT” TRUMPS “PC” EVERY TIME…PERIOD!!!

  • “Peace will come when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us!!- Golda Mayer

    Hatred and intolerance overlook G-d’s gift of water given to an innocent child!!

    These people have cursed themselves!!

  • Algemeiner Staff

    Rabbi Richman, director of the Temple Institute, identified the father of the boy, so scandalously drinking from the water fountain, as Arnon Segal, “a very pro-active Temple Mount enthusiast. He ascends often, and writes a weekly column about the Temple Mount in the Hebrew language weekly newspaper Makor Rishon.”

  • Jrebecca

    Who supplies water to the Temple mount? I’m pretty sure it’s Israel, not Jordan. Does the Wakif pay for the water?

  • Anny Matar

    The Temple Mount is the place on which the Jewish Temple stood 4000 (four thousand) years ago. King Solomon built it for the JEWISH people! The Muslims have nor right to it. THEY occupied the Holiest Jewish Temple. Jesus prayed there as a child. Later destroyed the “Market Place” which sold pigeons as sacrifice inside the Temple because not everyone could afford to buy it and was therefore not allowed in.
    The Muslims can claim that to be future rulers of the USA/Great Britain/France and the world at large, It’s up to us, who don’t “quite” agree with that to stop it.

  • The lack of humanism so apparent is really a cause for concern besides previous stories of digging under the Mount, which Israel is not, or even the use of chemicals to undermine its foundations.

  • Bernard Ross

    Jews are not digesting the facts that the Muslims want the jews dead. We are exhorted to rise up and kill those who want to kill us, first. This is also common sense. At least stop the charade of peaceful coexistence and proceed with transfer.

  • Steven

    the Muslims cherished al aqsa Mosque … but before the Jews returned, have a look at how “cherished” it was

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9QbOCrpdlQ&feature=player_embedded

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