Police officer tries to stop illegal Wakf Temple Mount digging
A Druze police officer lay down in a trench that was being dug illegally by the Wakf on the Temple Mount in an attempt to stop the digging today. His Jewish chief came over and told him to 'calm down.' I wish I were making this up. I'm not
Gideon Charlap, a top Jerusalem architect and Temple Mount expert, told Arutz-7 what he saw when he visited the Temple Mount on Tuesday: "The Arabs there are digging a deep north-to-south trench, up to a meter [1.1 yards] deep. It is being dug in the area that served during Holy Temple times as the Ezrat Nashim [the area known as the Women's Courtyard, though it was not reserved only for women -ed.]. The trench passes through three east-to-west walls, according to my calculations - walls that probably served as separations for the Temple's offices and the like. This means that the destruction is tremendous..."
"At one point during the digging," Charlap continued, "a policeman - apparently a Druze - tried to stop the work from going on, and actually entered the cabin of the tractor. A struggle ensued, and when the Arabs finally pushed him out, he actually stood in the trench and physically blocked the rest of the work!"
Charlap said that at that point, the chief officer of the Temple Mount police station, Shai Alali, arrived on the scene. "But instead of stopping the lawbreakers," Charlap related with incredulity, "he tried to 'calm down' the policeman!"
Charlap said he was unable to see how the story developed from there, "because our allotted time was over." Jews are permitted onto the site - Judaism's most sacred anywhere in the world - only four or fewer hours a day.
Police Chief Shai Alali was unavailable for comment. Police spokesmen say they will look into the assault and illegal digging.
The digging is taking place just east of the Dome of the Rock.
Our dhimmi government has turned our police force into a bunch of dhimmis. To see video of a similar trench, go here