Ramallah: New facebook memes in which Israelis post photoshopped images of themselves with Israeli flags in front of the Dome of the Rock are doing rounds on the social media.
The Jewish Press reported that the trend began when Haim Brosh shared a photoshopped image of himself holding the Israeli flag in front of the Dome of the Rock, with the title of the Zionist song “Carry a flag unto Zion” and a call for the Israeli government to finally raise the Israeli flag on Al Haram Al Sharif.
The Israeli police arrested Brosh for half an hour for questioning and later advised him to cease his subversive activities and released him instantly.
“How bored are the Israel police,” Brosh wrote on his facebook page after his release.
Since then, images of many Israelis holding their flag in front of the Dome of the Rock are circulating on the social media with huge public support and the Israeli police incapable to even summon those people for questioning. Facebook groups are calling on all Israelis to join them on this claiming “hey, the floodgates were thrown open with this amazing meme. Also we are patriotic, imaginative and we know photoshop”.
On the other hand, Shaikh Mohammad Hussain, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, said he will address this issue with the Jordanian Waqf Department which runs and administer Al Haram Al Sharif on behalf of the Jordanian government. “We will figure out the right response to answer to this fierce campaign,” he told Gulf News.
“Raising the Israeli flag on the Dome of the Rock is the Zionist lifetime dream that will never come true.”
He said that the speakers of Al Aqsa Mosque and the other mosques have been instructed to highlight the Muslim origin of Al Haram Al Sharif as a pure and undisputed Muslim property.
He said that after the Israeli occupation forces captured Al Haram Al Sharif in 1967 Mideast war, the Israeli government signed the status quo agreements according to which Jews are allowed to visit but banned from praying in the holy shrine.