Why Did Israel Take 2 Days to Exercise its Sovereign Rights?

A banner proclaiming support for terrorism against the Jewish State hung unimpeded for two days from the Temple Mount’s Dome of the Rock Mosque this week. The banner was finally removed two days later during the overnight hours following an appeal from Beyadenu to Israeli media and to National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.

Tom Nisani, executive director of Beyadenu protested the decision: “Who would have believed that under the right-wing government we would see a banner supporting Hamas and encouraging terrorism emblazoned in the heart of the Temple Mount, all the more so on Holocaust Remembrance Day. I’m ashamed.”

Hanging the PA flag on the Temple Mount is a clear violation of Israeli law. It’s enough of an outrage that the Jewish people must be subjected to restricted access to this holy site. To see this flag displayed, particularly on Yom HaShoah, adds insult to injury. The two days it took for Israel to act on this doesn’t indicate the immediate and timely action that should have been taken by a sovereign nation.

Hamas Banner Hangs Unimpeded on Temple Mount’s Dome of the Rock Mosque, Removed After 2 Days, by Hana Levi Julian/Jewish Press, April 19, 2023

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