A few days ago, we were able, thanks to a Muslim photographer, to view how Islamists, loyalists of Sheikh Raad Salah''s Islamic Movement-North and of the Palestinian Authority''s Waqf Islamic Trust, engaged in a verbal altercation with Muslims yelling nationalist slogans at Jews who already were outside the Temple Mount compound such as "in blood and soul we will guard Al-Aqsa".
A second video presents a different story as it was filmed by a student of the Haifa Yeshiva group.
You can see the Jewish boys on their way out, first taking a group photograph, one ripping his shirt as a sign of mourning and exiting the Chain Gate to dance.
Almost 9 minutes later (!), at 8:50, some Muslims decide to begin chanting and yelling in order to cause a provocation. The students are not in the Temple Mount and haven''t been for almost 9 minutes.
Note that the boys move about 50 meters away and still the chanting by the Muslims inside goes on. They are expansionists, seeking to extend the Mosque''s influence many many meters away.
This morning, Monday, as this clip shows, a group was forced out after five minutes.
This short video clip showing how Muslims cower the police into submissiveness and, using verbal violence and mass-threatening behavior, curtail basic rights. And here''s a snap of the beginning of the stand-off:-
And here''s another clip.
So proper an atmosphere, unfortunately, for the Tisha B''Av fast, mourning the Temple''s destruction.
And if you seek the source of the incitement, and the thinking behind it, what drives these people into paroxyms of pathological hate, read this (via Google Translate I tried to redact):
The head of the Islamic movement in the Palestinian territories, Sheikh Raed Salah, that there is very serious evidence confirming that crazy hysterical attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque may increase after the end of the holy month of Ramadan.He said, "Therefore, we say Wake O Muslims and Arabs, the maximum risk increases him as he seeks the help of all of you even win him from Israeli occupation."...Said Sheikh Raed Salah, "It has become clear to us that Israel occupation groups stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque, that Israel intelligence is pushing them to do these raids, of course, and the goal is clear: that Israel''s intelligence paid them to commit these raids until cumulative results, after a series of covet incursions will impose a division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque to achieve their coveted black dream which will not be achieved, God willing, which is building the structure of a mythical place on the Al-Aqsa Mosque. "He added, "An example is what happened today as dozens of Israeli extremists of the more than 180 extremists have stormed the al-Aqsa mosque, at the same time they were setting up tents on the Islamic cemetery grounds [Mamilla], which is only several hundred meters from the mosque, claiming that they try to revive the destruction of the Temple...[and]...the statement, very dangerous, of the Minister of Infrastructure Israeli named Uri Ariel who said publicly a few days ago, frankly and without hesitation and with all the chutzpah "it came time to build the structure of the fabled liar on the ruins of Al-Aqsa Mosque", I mean we are talking very serious and clues are getting on Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. The face of Sheikh Salah expressed a distress call, saying "I appeal to every Muslim nation and the Arab world leadership and their people, and proclaim as well as our Palestinian patient to tell them that there is evidence of a very serious, confirming that the attacks crazy hysterical on the Al-Aqsa Mosque may increase after the end of the month of Ramadan, so we say Wake O Muslims and Arabs , the maximum risk increases him as he seeks the help of all of you even win him from Israeli occupation." "
The drum-beat prevarications of "storming and desecrating" (and more), of "offering Talmudic rituals" (Jews never pray or worship) and all the while, they can picnic, play soccer, breakdance or just lounge around.
Enjoy your Tisha B''Av fast as it is quite relevant to the reality.