Three Palestinians arrested for assaulting Saudi journalist on Temple Mount

The blogger, who is part of an unprecedented six-person media delegation from the Arab world, was cursed, spat at, jeered and told to “go to a synagogue” on Monday as he went to the Temple Mount.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 23, 2019 19:04
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Workers put up canvases to provide shade for worshippers on the sacred compound known to Muslims as

Workers put up canvases to provide shade for worshippers on the sacred compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, in preparation for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City April 30, 2019. . (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)

Three Palestinians were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the assault of Saudi journalist Mahmoud Saud on Temple Mount on Monday, according to the Israel Police.

The blogger, who is part of an unprecedented six-person media delegation from the Arab world, was cursed, spat at, jeered and told to “go to a synagogue” on Monday as he went to the Temple Mount.

One video clip showed Saud walking on the Temple Mount as people shouted epithets at him such as “traitor,” “animal” and “normalizer,” and small boys approached and spat in his face. Another video clip showed plastic chairs and sticks being thrown at him as he walked in the Old City market.


Saud is the only member of the six-person delegation who was willing to go public, having agreed to be photographed in the Knesset with Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter.

The Saudi journalist and the rest of the Arab delegation met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.

Netanyahu said he told them there is an irreplaceable alliance between Israel and the United States, “but within the region, Israel is the irreplaceable power, because there is no other power in the region that, without its presence and activity here, I would say the region would collapse.”


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