2 members of Muslim Wakf arrested for attacking Jewish tourist on Temple Mount

Jpost Reports-

Two male members of the Jordanian Wakf Muslim religious trust were arrested by police Wednesday morning after both men assaulted a Jewish tourist visiting the Temple Mount, in an apparently unprovoked attack.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., shortly after a final group of visitors entered the contested compound where Jewish visitation is severely restricted, Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the suspects approached the unidentified victim.

 He said he could not confirm reports that the members of the group were archaeologists.

“One of them punched him in the face, and the other suspect continued to push him around,” said Rosenfeld. “Police units that were on the scene immediately responded and arrested both members of the Wakf and took them into custody at the Old City’s police headquarters.”

Rosenfeld said the victim was lightly injured, but did not require medical treatment. He added that the tour continued after the assault and arrests.

“Police units are continuing to carry out security measures on the Temple Mount in order to prevent any incidents, and to make sure that regular visits are carried out safely and on schedule,” he said.

The Jordanian Wakf Muslim religious trust has administered the holy site since the end of the Six Day War in 1967.

Tensions at the compound peaked during the final 10 days of Ramadan last month, when Jewish visitors and police officers were regularly attacked by masked Arabs with rocks and other objects stored in al-Aksa Mosque.

The violence became so pronounced that police controversially closed the site to non-Muslim tourists until the month-long holiday concluded, which many on the Right deemed capitulation to terrorism.

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Was the victim of Human Rights Abuses (e.g. Hummasti v Bell, 98-3651-JTC) while a patient in the custody of the US Attorney General and hospitalized under 18 USC 4241 through 4244, et seq.! Interests: Biblical Studies, Talmudic Studies, Dead Sea (Yam Melek [Sea of Kings Soferim]) Scrolls, Scribal (Stam Sofer) Traditions, Cantorial (Hazzan) Psalms (Tehillim). Illustrated Calligraphy (e.g. Ketuvim [Jewish Marriage Contracts], Poetry). Self Published Manuscripts and Screen Plays at yhummastiscribd web site:
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