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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Palestinians, metal detectors and balderdash

Palestinians protesting metal detectors
days after they were removed
Israel has been under great pressure to remove the metal detectors and cameras they installed at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after three terrorists went on a jihad-spree earlier in July that killed two Israeli Druze police  officers. 

The weapons used by the Arab-Israeli terrorists were hidden inside the mosque. The Palestinian Authority (PA) called on Muslims to boycott the site and launch "days of rage" against the Jewish state.

But  nevertheless, after pressure from the Muslim world and international community, Israel removed the bomb, knife and firearm detecting devices and cameras in yet another attempt to appease "the unappeasable" Palestinians. 

The Palestinians claimed the metal detectors were a "desecration" of the mosque, which is located on the holiest site in the Jewish religion and only the third holiest for Muslims.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced Israel and called on Muslims to "protect" Jerusalem, as if they were there before the Jews. 

And even after the metal detectors were removed days before, Palestinians continued to protest Israel's installation of metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, the Jewish holy site. 

They just needed a reason to protest the existence of the Jews.

One Palestinian teenager posted on his Facebook page his intention to become a "martyr," just before he entered the home of a Jewish family in the West Bank. He slaughtered three household members and the kid was wounded and sent to an Israeli hospital to be treated for his wounds. 

While the teen received treatment, the PA celebrated his attack and put into motion the mechanism to set him up with a monthly salary of over $3,000 for his attempt to become a "martyr" through murdering Jews.

On July 23, a terrorist in Jordan, the country with religious custodianship over the Temple Mount through the Islamic Waqf, attacked an Israeli security guard at the Israeli embassy compound in Amman.

The guard shot him in self-defense but caught another Jordanian in the crossfire.

In a deal between Israel and Jordan, the guard and other embassy staff who had been placed in custody, were released in exchange for a promise to remove the metal detectors at the Temple Mount.

But let's get serious. The metal detectors had nothing to do with why PA President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction and Hamassholes pissed off fellow Muslims. 

The truth is, the detectors were installed to protect everyone entering the holy site, where only Muslims are allowed to pray, while Christians and Jews may only visit under strict surveillance.

The real reason for the relentless incitement against Jews--this time over the use of metal detectors--is merely an excuse to claim that Israel is attempting to change the "status quo" on the Temple Mount, and that it disgraces Islam and hurts the Palestinians whom the world wants to defend against "evil Israel" (aka Jews).

Metal detectors have been installed at prominent mosques all over the Middle East along with more than 5,000 surveillance cameras, not to mention over 100,000 security personnel! They monitor pilgrims going to Mecca in Saudi Arabia during Hajj. 

Even at Jerusalem's Western Wall, another Jewish holy site, people must pass through metal detectors before entering the plaza--but this is taken for granted and the PA doesn't complain (or hasn't yet).

The PA simply uses low-information Palestinian folks as pawns for their bigger agenda, which is to obliterate Israel through delegitimization.