It’s not just Israelis who face hatred from Palestinians in the Holy Land. Those who stand for Israel often face such hate, as well. And this week, the friend of Israel who was heckled and harassed was from someplace rather unexpected. The Times of Israel reports that a blogger from Saudi Arabia — who is a fan of PM Netanyahu and was invited to visit by the Israeli government — was assaulted while visiting the Temple Mount:
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A Saudi blogger who is in Israel at the invitation of the Foreign Ministry was attacked and cursed at Monday, during a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Video of the incident shows a child spitting on Mohammed Saud as he visited the holy site, while others yell at him to leave.
In another clip, chairs and other objects are thrown at Saud as he walks through one of the Old City’s alleys.
One man is heard shouting at Saud, “Go to a synagogue.” Others are heard calling him an “animal” and “Zionist trash.”
A Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned Saud’s harassment.
“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,” Nizar Amer wrote…