European Christians Defend Israel from Condemnations over Temple Mount Policy
Abra Forman : Jul 26, 2017
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Their stand is in response to some liberal Christian denominations who have come out in support of Palestinians despite the recent terrorist attack that took the lives of two policemen on the Temple Mount.
(Israel)—[Breaking Israel News] A European Christian pro-Israel group slammed international Christian institutionson Monday for standing behind Arabs, not Israel, in the current conflict around the Temple Mount and placing blame for recent violence on the Jewish state, the Jerusalem Post reported. (Photo: Palestinians riot and hurl stones at Israeli security guards during clashes in East Jerusalem over Temple Mount security, July 21, 2017/Yonatan Sindel/Flash90/via BIN)
"It is simply wrong to blame the Israeli government for wanting to protect those entering the Temple Mount after the recent killings," European Coalition for Israel Founding Director Tomas Sandell said.
"Metal detectors are today a part of standard security procedures at holy sites in the world, from the Vatican to Mecca. These measures are put in place simply in order to protect people and are not meant to deny anyone access," he pointed out.
The comments came in response to a growing number of international Christian ministries and organizations blaming Israel for "inciting" the violence by installing metal detectors at the Temple Mount after a Palestinian terror attack on July 14 left two Israel policemen...
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