A large group of Palestinian Muslims sporting green Hamas headbands rallied on Friday atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, where they called for an Islamist conquest of the city.
Hamas flags were seen in plenty, and many of the demonstrators loudly pledged allegiance to the group’s most notorious terrorists.
The event was made possible by Israel’s reinstating a policy allowing hundreds of Palestinians from Gaza to visit the Temple Mount every Friday for weekly Muslim prayer services.
Following the 2007 Hamas takeover of Gaza, Israel stopped allowing weekly visits by Muslim worshippers. In October, the government inexplicably reversed that decision.
The Temple Mount of late has been increasingly used as a platform from which to call for the eradication of Israel and support for radical jihadist groups like ISIS.
A prominent Muslim cleric late last month delivered a spontaneous sermon atop the Temple Mount in which he called for the “slaughter” of the Jews, “the most evil creatures to have walked this Earth.”
Omar Abu Sara also publicly praised the Islamic State, or ISIS, suggesting it would eventually aid in the utter destruction of the Jews and their state.