Thursday, July 28, 2016

Archaeologist reportedly attacked on Temple Mount

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Israeli archaeologist says he was attacked on Temple Mount. Two Jerusalem Islamic Waqf members arrested after clash with group visiting Jerusalem holy site (Stuart Wine and Ilan Ben Zion, Times of Israel).
Two members of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf were arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking Israeli archaeologist Zachi Dvira on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A group of six Israeli archaeologists were attacked by eight Waqf members as the they toured the holy site, the Hebrew language Ynet website reported. The clash began after the Israeli group refused to leave the compound when ordered to do so by the Waqf personnel.

Dvira, who is in involved in the Temple Mount sifting project, told Ynet “it looked like the start of a lynching.” He was not injured in the assault.

That doesn't sound good.

Past posts on the Temple Mount Sifting Project are here and here and many, many links.