In fact he forces his way into a Muslim holy site, surrounded by an armed racist militia, in order to show the lowly Muslims who is in charge of their very lives.
Reminds me of the old days when bigots marched through Catholic neighbourhoods singing sectarian songs, and spitting on people, just to remind the Irish who had the power over them. Or when the Nazi's marched through Jewish neighbourhoods. You'd think they would have learned a lesson on how to treat people from once being the victim of Nazis. However, they have now become the new 21st century Nazis. What a shame as they once denounced collective punishment. Same shit, different country.
Israel’s Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch visited the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City under heavy guard on Tuesday morning in what Palestinian officials condemned as a provocation.
Aharonovitch, a member of the ultra-right-wing Israel Beitenu Party, toured the compound accompanied by Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen and Jerusalem District Police Chief Aharon Franco.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam and also a major symbol of Palestinian nationalism. A visit by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2000 sparked the second Palestinian uprising, the Al-Aqsa Intifada.
Israeli officials entered the compound at 8:20am surrounded by security guards. They walked to the eastern wall of the mosque, and then stopped to listen to a report about the situation at the holy site.
Aharonovitch and his delegation then moved to the Dome of the Rock, where the Islamic Waqf is currently performing maintenance work. Recently some of the maintenance work was ordered to stop by the Israeli police.
The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Heritage said in a statement that the Israeli minister also barged into the Marwani mosque and into the Dome of the Rock, and circled the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The organization said, “This visit shows that the Israeli institution are targeting Al-Aqsa,” and it asked, “is this incursion a provocation only or is there something else behind the visit?”
Shiekh Azzam Khatib, the director of Jerusalem Waqf (Endowment) said the visit was carried out without a coordination with the Waqf, which has jurisdiction over the compound. He said he did not know the reason for the visit.link