Saudi blogger spat on, cursed at during Temple Mount visit
Updated: a day ago
Messiahs Mandate, Ron Cantor, July 26, 2019
A Saudi blogger who is in Israel as a guest of the Foreign Ministry, was attacked by Arabs in the Old City when he tried to visit the Temple Mount to pray at al-Aqsa mosque.
A crowd of Arabs cursed, spat on Mahmoud Saud, threw plastic chairs at him and jeered, “go to a synagogue” while he was walking through the Muslim holy site. Video clips showed Saud peacefully walking on the Temple Mount while men and even young boys spit at him and shouted words such as “traitor,” “animal” and “normalizer.”
Saud, a law student, is part of an unprecedented six-person media delegation from the Arab world at the invitation of Israel’s Foreign Ministry. But he is the only one of them who has gone public with his identity despite knowing the potential consequences.
The journalists and media personalities are from Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. They have visited the Knesset and are meeting with the chairmen of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.