Arab media is livid – as always – that Jews have the audacity to visit the site of the first and second Temples, especially during a holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of that same Temple.
Qudsmedia notes – correctly – that the Jews are making visiting the site a daily occurrence, with the intent that it is considered a basic right and that Arabs would get used to it. The Muslims are bringing in lots of Muslim students from schools on field trips to strengthen their own presence there.
More than sixty settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque before prayers Monday afternoon via the Mughrabi Gate, and organized a tour in various parts of the al-Aqsa mosque interspersed with performing some biblical and Talmudic rituals, all amid tight security by the occupation forces. They were storming collectively and in two batches, and an atmosphere of tension and anger to this intrusion and desecration prevailed, in the presence of hundreds of Muslim students in the project to revive interest in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Here are a couple of photos of the evil Jewish desecrators, in what looks like a nice Chanukah field trip: