Hurva Synagogue: Arabs go apeshit, “US does not object”
- Obama isn’t trying to create an atmosphere for peace – he’s trying to deliver Jerusalem to Arabs for nothing.
- And who Â invited HIM? Who the hell invited this A-shole?
Rage boy comes to J’lem:Â Obama’s Peace Ally Hamas Announces ‘Day of Rage’ in Jerusalem/Gateway Pundit
Hamas terrorists announced a “day of rage” set for Tuesday in response to Israel reopening an ancient synagogue in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter.
The house of worship wasÂ first built in the early 1700s, burned down in 1720, and rebuilt in 1864. Built in the center of the Jewish Quarter, it dominated the Jerusalem skyline (along with the Tiferes Yisrael synagogue.)
Naturally, the Muslims are furious at Jews daring to rebuild a synagogue in a spot that they had lived continuously for well over two thousand years. As I reportedÂ a few months ago, what really bugged them was the height of the structure, because in Islamic tradition mosques should always be the tallest buildings in the area. Since the Jewish Quarter is on a hill, the Hurva dome will be higher than the domes on the Al Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock. Elder of Ziyon
Amid growing tensions in east Jerusalem, senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Zahar leveled scathing criticism, replete with anti-Semitic rhetoric, over the rededication of the Hurva Synagogue in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter.
“You who are opening Hurva are heading towards ruin. Wherever you have been you’ve been sent to your destructionÂ [a pun on the name Hurva – EoZ]. You’veÂ killed and murdered your prophetsÂ and you have always dealt inÂ loan-sharkingÂ and destruction,” he said Monday, during a conference of Palestinian groups in Gaza.
“You’re destined to be destroyed. You’ve made a deal with the devil and with destruction itself â€“ just like your synagogue,” al-Zahar said.
Al-Zahar urged the Arab world to respond to “Israel’s crimes and protect the sites that are holy to Muslims and Christians from the Zionists’ racist onslaught”.
The Arabic Hamas article about Zahar’s talk also includes his accusation that Jews have ruined every country in which they have lived.
(Reluctant, unofficial co-blogger) Zvi comments:
Al-Zahar is not talking about settlers. He is not talking about Israelis. He is talking about Jews – all of us, everywhere. He repeats with relish the standard blood libels, the standard claims that Jews are simply and irretrievably evil and must therefore be destroyed. This is a clear and straightforward admission of Hamas’s real program. The fact that Hamas is currently not strong enough to carry out that program is beside the point. Only a suicidal Israeli government would allow such a crazed enemy toÂ become strong enough. And only people for whom the murder of Jews is unimportant – or even greatly desirable – can possibly support the strengthening of that crazed enemy.
And don’t forget that the front page of Islamic Jihad’s Saraya.ps online paper still has a link toÂ an article about how Jews are historically evil.
The mask that Palestinian Arabs try to put on claiming that they are not anti-semitic, but only anti-Zionist, has fallen yet again.
Other links from the Elder:
Tensions remain high as Israeli officials plan to rededicate a synagogue 330 meters from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City. The decision toÂ rededicateÂ the building on Monday wasÂ condemned as an act of aggressionÂ by Palestinian religious officials.