Tripping over their own taqiyya, Hamas has just contradicted its own claims that the Israelis have for years been persecuting Muslims and preventing them from practicing Islam freely at the Temple Mount. In complaining about the recent installation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount, which they should find unobjectionable unless they want to take weapons there, Hamas leaders admitted that Muslims have been able to practice their faith in complete freedom since Israel took control of the Temple Mount in 1967.
“Oops! Hamas Accidentally Admits Muslims Enjoy ‘Complete’ Religious Freedom in Jerusalem,” TheTower.org, July 18, 2017:
An English-language press release issued on Tuesday by the Islamist terror organization Hamas to protest the temporary closing of the Temple Mount by Israeli authorities following an attack there on Friday contained an unexpected, and possibly unintended, revelation.
The Temple Mount was reopened Monday with additional security measures to prevent further violence, including metal detectors—a change that was protested by Palestinians. Hamas on Saturday called for a “religious war” against Israel following the brief closure.
Yet the press release issued by the group on Tuesday contained an unexpected admission. “The recent closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque,” it read, “and preventing Muslims from practing [sic] their faith in complete freedom for the first time in half a century, is a dangerous escalation of the Zionists’ plans to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque and seize full control of it.” [emphasis added]…
Less expected, however, is the release’s stark admission that prior to Friday’s closure, Muslims had been able to practice their faith “in complete freedom for… half a century.” Half a century ago is when Israel conquered the Temple Mount during the June, 1967 Six-Day War….