By COLlive reporter
Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. In Jerusalem, it was marked by rioting and violence at Al-Aqsa mosque located on the Temple Mount (Har Habayis).
But that didn’t stop Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, a pro-Palestinian voice who has been accused of anti-Semitic views, to support such unholy acts during a holy time for Muslims.
“I was 7 years old when I first prayed at the Al Aqsa with my sity,” she tweeted, referring to her grandmother in Lebanese. “It’s a sacred site for Muslims. This is equivalent to attacking the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, or the Temple Mount for Jews. Israel attacks it during Ramadan.”
Tagging President Joe Biden, she asked “Where’s the outrage @POTUS?”
Her comments weren’t left unanswered for long. Responding was David Friedman, who served as US Ambassador to Israel from 2017 to 2021.
“Unlike you, I have never prayed on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, because Israel limits prayer there to Muslims – no Jewish or Christian prayer is allowed,” he pointed out. “Israel bends over backwards to secure Muslim worship at Muslim holy sites. You are way off on the facts.”
Friedman later tweeted: “Hamas now firing rockets at civilians in Jerusalem, Mevaseret, Beit Shemesh and the Gaza periphery. Watching children running for cover. Anyone defending this despicable behavior is contributing to the barbarism.”
He later thanked Nickolay Mladeno, former UN envoy for the Middle East Peace Process, and congress members Kathleen Rice and Ritchie Torres for their support for Israel during these attacks.
A quote was shared in the name of Australia Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, stating: “We built a mosque on top of their Solomon’s Temple, yet they’re the invaders. Explain how that makes any sense. Happy Jerusalem Day to its lawful owners and chosen children.”
In addition to the unrest in Jerusalem, Arab terrorists have been using the holy time of Ramadan to fire some 150 rockets from the Gaza Strip on Israel. Thankfully, the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted dozens of them.
The Israel Air Force attacked a number of Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip and IDF fighter jets destroyed a Hamas offensive terrorist tunnel in the Gaza Strip, IsraelNationalNews.com reported.
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