Third Jew arrested on Temple Mount for insulting Prophet Muhammad
Arab bus driver claims he was attacked by 2 Israeli nationalists on Monday while on Jerusalem route.
Amid heightened hostility on the Temple Mount following Arab rioting on Tisha Be’av and the arrests of two Jews who shouted “Muhammad is a pig,” a third man was arrested on Tuesday for incitement after repeating the religious slur.
According to police, the unidentified 26-year-old Jewish suspect was apprehended in the morning following a brief chase when he attempted to flee the scene just outside the Temple Mount. The man was then placed under arrest and arraigned at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.
Tuesday’s arrest marks the third time since last Thursday that a Jewish visitor at the contested holy site insulted the Muslim prophet.
On Monday morning, an unidentified man was arrested after police reviewed video footage from Sunday showing him shout “Muhammad is a pig” outside the gates of the Temple Mount before fleeing the site.
On Friday, Avia Morris, 20, from the West Bank’s Binyamin region, was also arrested for making the slur a day earlier after a Muslim mob shouted anti-Semitic insults at her and a group of accompanying Jewish visitors.
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