Arabs desecrate the “little Western Wall” on Saturday.
By World Israel News Staff
On Saturday, Arab vandals spray-painted graffiti on ancient stones from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The Arabic writing urged people to “Slaughter the Jews.”
Jerusalem City Council member Aryeh King called for an immediate investigation into the incident.
“I call on Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to demand that police conduct a comprehensive, thorough investigation, since access to the Western Wall is covered by the security cameras of the Jerusalem District Police,” King said, according to the Jewish Press.
Following the arrest of an Arab girl (two have now been arrested), King requested of Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion to levy a hefty fine on the perpetrators and sue the girl and her accomplices for the destruction of property, according to reports.
Rabbi of the Heritage House in the Old City, Ben Packer, posted on his Facebook account Saturday night:
An Arab girl has been arrested for this, but is it really her fault? The place looks like a dump. There is a trash can and trash everywhere. There is nothing signifying in any way that this is a Jewish holy site. There is no guard/attendant? The real culprits? Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall, Mayor of Jerusalem, Knesset, etc. I’d let the girl go and FIX THE SITUATION THERE PERMANENTLY!!!
The “little Western Wall (Kotel HaKatan)” is a small portion of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. It is located about 200 meters south of the Western Wall Plaza, next to Iron Gate (Sha’ar Ha-Barzel), near the Muslim quarter.
It is the second closest site to the Holy of Holies of the two ancient Jewish Temples that stood on the Temple Mount. The first closest site are the Kotel Tunnels.
Due to the sensitive location, police have not allowed any physical improvements to the area, including benches or bookcases for holy books, even though it receives many visitors. Students from Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim pray there every Sabbath.
Typical Israeli police competence
Posted by Ben Packer on Sunday, July 21, 2019