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September 30, 2015

Who Are the Palestinian Mourabitat and Why is the Toronto Star Heroizing Them?

According to the Ttoronto Star blurb on a Sept. 25th article by Joshua Mitnick, the "Mourabitat" are Palestinian women who are "defending the holy site [Temple Mount] from Jewish settlers who would like to rebuild their ancient temple in place of the mosques." The headline similarly takes them at their word, heroizing them and asserting that they "show solidarity" by "defending access to the Al Aqsa mosque" while author Mitnick credulously quotes one "activist" claiming that the mourabitat are "defending the holy site from Jewish settlers who would like to rebuild their ancient temple in place of the mosques."

Perhaps the newspaper's journalists should watch the mourabitat in action in this video filmed and posted on You Tube by one of their supporters. The victims here are neither "settlers" nor are they trying to enter the Al Aqsa mosque.on the Temple Mount. They are a Hassidic father and his young sons trying to make their way to the Western Wall on the first day of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. :According to a subsequent interview with the father about his ordeal, he was not only yelled at, but spat at and physically assaulted.

So much for the bogus claims of defending Muslim holy sites from marauding Jews.

Posted by RH at September 30, 2015 03:27 PM

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