Israeli Arrested on Temple Mount for Answering Islamic Hecklers

Prof. Yoel Elitzur was arrested Thursday for saying ‘Hashem Hu Ha-Elokim’ in response to Islamists who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ at him.

unnamed-2Rabbi and Professor Yoel Elitzur was arrested Thursday morning by Israeli police on the Temple Mount, fellow Temple Mount rights activists said.

Elizur, a resident of the Samaria town Ofra, is a veteran activist for Temple Mount rights and has ascended to the holy site many of times in the past.

According to activists, Islamist operatives associated with the Marabtat organization “pressed up against Prof. Elitzur, who ascends to the Mount on the sixteenth of every Jewish month, and called to him in Arabic ‘Allahu Akbar.'”

In response, Prof. Elitzur called out in Hebrew “Hashem Hu Ha-Elokim [Hashem – He is God].” He was subsequently arrested by police.

Yehuda Glick, a friend of Elitzur and a well-known Temple Mount rights activist, condemned the arrest on his Facebook page in the aftermath and criticized the hypocrisy of the police…