A shocking video began making the rounds on the internet Friday morning, showing an Arab police officer berating an elderly Jewish man and demanding he not make any movements on the Temple Mount, all on the orders of a Jordanian Waqf guard.
The footage from the holiest site in Judaism, posted to Facebook by activists of the Otzma Yehudit party led by ex-MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari, can be viewed by clicking the image below.
At the start of the clip, a Waqf guard in a white t-shirt and sunglasses is seen filming a group of Jewish visitors and speaking to the officer in Arabic, apparently demanding that he warn them.
The cop then says in strident tones to the elderly Jew: "no movements. One more time and I'll detain you and kick you out – you got it?"
The surprised Jew responds, asking "what?," to which the officer barks: "okay, one more time and I'll detain you and kick you out. No movements, nothing, and you don't touch anyone, got it? Good."
Following a week of violent Arab riots against police on the Mount, the video gives even more stark testimony to the discriminatory status on the holiest site in Judaism. There the Waqf bans Jewish prayer despite Israeli law stipulating freedom of worship, and turns a blind eye to Islamists preparing attacks and harassing Jews.
According to the Otzma Yehudit activists, the Arab police officer "who receives a salary from our taxes" is "well known to us. He works for the Waqf."
"The elderly Jew moved his lips…breach of public order. The Waqf man complained and the officer took actions. Arab women scream and threaten and hit, and not a single officer warns them," wrote the activists.