On this day, mentally ill Australian man Dennis Michael Rohan set fire to the Al-Aqsa mosque 49 years ago. The Palestinian Quds News Network reminds us of this act, but tries to dispel the flames of hatred against Israel by implicating us.
One of the photos itself should already make you realize that this is another disgusting reproach.
Notice how he is interested in the policeman. Hardly the act of those who & # 39; gave him his blessing & # 39 ;.
Here is another photo from that time:
As Ynet remembers:
About one hour after the fire was turned off, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan arrived on the spot. Later that afternoon, Prime Minister Golda Meir and her deputy Igal Alon also visited. Meir entered the mosque with her head bowed and heavy with grief on her face. On leaving, Meir said the arson would not affect relations between Jews and Arabs.
In fact, it was a mosque guard who let him in
A guard had tried to prevent Rohan from entering the mosque the same day, but Rohan offered the guard money to drink & # 39; and the Australian tourist was let in.
Why is this important? Since 1967, Jordan and Israel have agreed that the Waqf have control over matters within the compound, while Israel has checked external security. So the guard would have been an employee of Waqf, not an Israeli.
This is confirmed in the book The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount by Gershom Gorenberg.
Moreover, Rowan's act was treated seriously by Israel. He was tried, proved to be disturbed and was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution.
Although there is absolutely no evidence of Israeli involvement in Rowan's actions (and the above shows how if someone except Rowan was to blame, it was the Waqf), this is not the first time that Israel is accused of giving us our blessing . A similar accusation was made last year in this article, with this sentence indicative of the mentality of the haters:
The suspicions that Israel was actively involved in planning and facilitating the attempt at arson have never been refuted.
In other words, to reproach Israel and expect us to refute the lie. Unfortunately, this tactic has worked very well for the Palestinians and their supporters.
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