Arabs throwing rocks at Jews on Temple Mount fine, but fourth Jew has now been arrested for calling Muhammad a ‘PIG’
The Israel Police arrested a young Jewish Israeli on Sunday, after he retaliated toward an Arab mob on the Temple Mount by stating that “Mohammed is a pig.”
And earlier Sunday, another young man was arrested for allegedly praying on the Mount – Judaism’s holiest site – and a 14 year-old boy was arrested for unspecified reasons.
According to prominent Temple Mount campaigner Yehuda Glick, the boy was arrested after guards belonging to the Islamic Waqf claimed the tzitzit garment he was wearing over his t-shirt constituted a provocation. Police have yet to comment on that claim.
This marks the fourth arrest over insults to the founder of Islam on or near the Mount. In July, three people were arrested in one week for similar remarks.
Controversy over the phrase began after 20-year-old Avia Morris was arrested for saying “Mohammed is pig” after she faced hostile Arab women hurling threats at her on the Temple Mount – including death threats. She revealed to the press shortly thereafter that the police were unwilling to intervene to protect her until she had uttered the remarks.
In making the arrest, police said they would not allow provocations and disturbances to public order by both Jews and Muslims at the site. However, in the case of Morris, she and other Jews were arrested while the Muslim women who provoked the standoff by surrounding the Jews and shouting “Itbach al-Yahud” (slaughter the Jews) were not arrested.
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