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Saudi blogger attacked, spat at in Jerusalem for accepting Israeli invite
Mohammed Saud has chairs, insults hurled at him during visit to Temple Mount; 'pray in the synagogue, not in Al-Aqsa Mosque,' protesters tell him
A well-known Saudi blogger was attacked in Jerusalem on Monday by Arab protesters angry at his participation in an event hosted by the Israeli government.

 

 

Mohammed Saud, famous for his command of Hebrew, was spat at, had plastic chairs hurled at him and was verbally attacked during a visit to the Temple Mount, holy to both Jews and Muslims.

 

Chairs are thrown at Mohammed Saud in the Old City of Jerusalem
Chairs are thrown at Mohammed Saud in the Old City of Jerusalem

 

The Foreign Ministry is this week hosting bloggers and journalists from Arab countries with whom Israel does not have diplomatic relations, such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

 

Saud, who is part of the delegation, was also branded a "Zionist" and called "garbage." He was told to "pray in the synagogue, not in Al-Aqsa Mosque." 

 

 

At one point, one protester tried to physically attack Saud, but he was stopped by others who told him, "Don't touch him, we are still in Al-Aqsa."

 

Mohammed Saud visits the Temple Mount
Mohammed Saud visits the Temple Mount

 

The footage of the incident shows that Saud did not appear to have been joined by companions, security guards or police.

 

Mohammed Saud is attacked on the Temple Mount
Mohammed Saud is attacked on the Temple Mount

 

On Monday, the delegation was in Jerusalem, where they visited the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

 

The delegation is expected to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and the Knesset, as well as meet with officials from the Foreign Ministry and academia and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

 


פרסום ראשון: 07.22.19, 22:03
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