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August 4, 2015 4:42 pm

On Temple Mount, Muslims Attack Christian Man for Waving Israeli Flag

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A French tourist was injured after he "waved" an Israeli flag on the Temple Mount. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

A French tourist was injured after he “waved” an Israeli flag on the Temple Mount. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

JNS.org – Palestinians assaulted a Christian French tourist for waving an Israeli flag on the Temple Mount near the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Sumra said that the 35-year-old Christian man took out the flag from his bag and raised it, after which point he was attacked by four Muslim men. He sustained light head injuries, the Jerusalem Post reported.

While the four assailants were later detained, it is unclear if they will face any charges. Meanwhile, the victim was also detained and questioned, and he could also face charges because the Islamic Waqf Religious Trust, which oversees non-Muslim visitation to the Temple Mount, considers any expression of Israeli nationalism a form of “incitement.”

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  • howiej

    Just the fact that a Jew is breathing is enough for the Waqf to consider it “incitement”.Col ha Kavod to Mr. Sumra. I hope that the four will be brought to trial but I would bet against it. Verbal and physical harassment is allowed against non-Muslims on the Temple Mount by the police in violation of Israeli law.

  • Jack

    Free speech.
    Period.
    “[I]ncitement.”?
    To what, your violent sense of propriety?
    That aint GOD’s Will.
    If you say you actually speak with Godyou are certifiable.
    If you want to speak for God you must show more discretion.
    For the children of Isaac, just as for the children of Abraham, you will reap as you sow, so please go peacefully.

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