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Children Pose as Hamas Terrorists on Temple Mount

Children posing as terrorists at Al-Aqsa mosque (Photo: flickr/theisraelproject)

As the month of Ramadan winds to a close, violence against Israelis has been on the rise. So, too, writes Israel Hayom's Yori Yalon, have anti-Israel celebrations, which found children dressing as Hamas operatives atop the Temple Mount:

Festivities were held at the holy site by the Islamic Movement, which also set up a giant sign, reading: "The prisoners are our mission. Patience; following the limitations, victory will come." The sign was intended to bless Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails for the holiday and to remind them that they will remain at the top of the Islamic Movement's agenda.

Maor Zemach, who heads the organization Lach Yerushalayim ("For You, Jerusalem"), said: "The phenomenon of children dressed as Hamas terrorists on the Temple Mount is unacceptable; it leads to incitement and harms the delicate fabric of life in Jerusalem.

"This is the cynical use of small children for the purpose of incitement and the encouragement of violence. I call on Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to fight phenomena of this type as well as the harm done to Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount."

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