Palestinian Arab displays the Islamic State flag recently in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. (Photo: Temple Institute)
ISIS on Temple Mount

A shocking video that appeared on an Arabic-language Facebook page captures hundreds of Hamas followers rallying on the Temple Mount, calling to “spill the blood” of the “infidels” and to hit Tel Aviv.

Translated by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, the chilling YouTube clip shows masked Hamas supporters chanting slogans of hate and violence, such as, “Bless the cigarettes (code for rockets)” and “Smash Zionist heads.”

The frenzied crowd proclaims allegiance not only to Hamas, but also to Seraya al-Aksa, the military wing of Fatah and Hamas. Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority, is chair of the Fatah party.

“There can be no doubt that a relentless second front in the existential war that Hamas and the like are waging against Israel has geared up on the Temple Mount,” stated Linda Olmert, deputy director of Haliba, the movement for freedom of worship on the Mount.

“Just as little four-year-old Daniel Tragerman, who was murdered by Hamas, breathed his last in Nahal Oz (southern community near the border with Gaza),” Olmert adds, a “despicable terrorist proudly displays the ISIS flag” on the Temple Mount, which states: “There is no deity by Allah. Mohammed is his messengers.”

Meanwhile, “Jews and Israelis dare not bring an Israeli flag on to the Temple Mount, which is in sovereign Israel, yet this ISIS abomination is shown with impunity.”

Temple Mount is ‘Critical Second Front’ for Hamas

For Hamas, the Temple Mount is “a critical second front,” she warns. “Ignoring this reality will force us all to pay the price.”

The YouTube video “demonstrates that there is no denying that ISIS and Hamas are one.”

The southern front is on the shoulders of the IDF,” Olmert continues. “They battle like lions, and Israelis remain stoic and heroic in the face of over 100 rockets a day. Yet it is the Temple Mount front against Hamas and ISIS that will be the decisive one.”

Written by: United with Israel Staff