December 8, 2019

WATCH Palestinians Harass Pro-Israel Saudi Blogger

A general view of Jerusalem's Old City shows the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the foreground as the Dome of the Rock, located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen in the background December 10, 2017. Picture taken December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A couple of videos emerged on social media on July 22 showing myriad Palestinians harassing a pro-Israel blogger visiting the Temple Mount and walking through Old City Jerusalem.

According to Israeli media, the blogger, Mohammed Saud, was subjected to Palestinians calling him “garbage,” “traitor,” “animal” and to “pray in the synagogue, not in Al-Aqsa Mosque” as he was visiting the Temple Mount. Palestinians can also be seen spitting on Saud and throwing chairs at him.

Israeli Acting Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nizar Amer tweeted, “We strongly condemn the cruel and immoral behavior of some Palestinians near the Al-Aqsa Mosque toward a Saudi media personality who came to Jerusalem to be a bridge to peace and understanding between peoples.”

Saud is part of a six-person Arab media delegation that will be meeting with members of the Foreign Ministry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. They will also be visiting Yad Vashem. The Israeli government and Knesset have reportedly said that the delegation is part of an effort to establish ties with the “moderate Arab world.”

Saud is the only member of the delegation willing to go public with his identity.