The snippet below was written by Noam (Dabul) Dvir and published on Y-Net.
For the second time in a week, police forces have broken into the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem in wake of stone throwing by Muslim worshipers.The biggest mistake that Moshe Dayan ever made, in my opinion, was handing over the Temple Mount to the Islamic Waqf. The Temple Mount is the holiest spot on Earth for the Jewish people and and it is located on sovereign Israeli territory in the Jewish city of Jerusalem.
The police used stun grenades to take control of the area and the stone throwing ceased. No injuries were reported.
When the forces exited towards the Mugrabi Gate to deal with additional disquiet, stone throwing resumed. The forces then reentered the area, emptied it from worshipers and dispersed the stone throwers. Some 15 people were arrested.
It should never have been handed over to the control of the Arab imperial invaders who have busied themselves eliminating as many signs of the historical Jewish presence on that property as possible. Just as prior to 1967 the Jordanians used Jewish gravestones for the making of latrines, so contemporary Arabs destroy the archaeological evidence of the Jews on that land.
As Aryeh Savir writes for Algemeiner:
The Waqf, a Muslim Jordanian religious body entrusted with the management of the Temple Mount, has been renovating the Temple Mount for years. In the process they have been moving mounds of earth off the mountain. These piles contain numerous archaeological artifacts from many centuries. In 2004 the High Court of Justice passed a ruling prohibiting the removal of the dirt from the Temple Mount elsewhere, until the contents are combed for artifacts. Since then, these artifacts have been lying at the bottom of the mountain in accumulating mounds. Many of the artifacts dug up are currently being ruined by the weather, after being preserved for centuries.We cannot allow Jewish visitors to the holiest site for the Jewish people to be stoned by Arab youths engaged in sport. In some places people play football (or what we Yanks call "soccer") and in some places people play baseball (or what we Yanks call "baseball"), but on the Temple Mount young Arab boys like to play "Hit the Jew in the Head with a Rock," a sport that long predates the great game allegedly created by Abner Doubleday.
Also, of course, we cannot allow the Islamic Waqf to eliminate Jewish history on historically Jewish land. If we allow them to destroy our history than we are allowing them to destroy ourselves.
Israel needs to take back control of the Temple Mount for the simple reason that the Arabs have been entirely irresponsible care-takers. The Temple Mount means more to the Jewish people than it does to anyone else on the planet and it is within sovereign Israeli territory.
We need to stand up for ourselves, because if we do not, no one else will.