Jane Kiel, a Danish pro-Israel activist better known as “Jerusalem Jane,” managed to record the blatant discrimination she faced Wednesday morning at the Temple Mount, where Jordanian Waqf guards kicked her off the site for two months ago singing a prayer there.
Kiel told Arutz Sheva she has complained to the police and contacted governmental ministers, but that her hopes are low that any action will be taken over the harassment she suffered.
The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m., when she and a friend were simply visiting the holiest site in Judaism before a Waqf guard suddenly approached her and called her by name.
The guard can be seen in video from the incident telling her that the entire Mount is a “mosque,” and saying that all prayer is illegal for non-Muslims in the entire compound. He played a recording of her singing the Shema Yisrael prayer at the Mount two months ago, and said “we waited two months for you.”
Demanding to see her ring with Hebrew writing on it, he termed her a “born again believer,” and said “the only religious who can come here are Muslims, no Christians or Jews.”
The statement is a blatant violation of Israeli freedom of movement laws, not to mention the freedom of worship laws that the government has allowed the Waqf to breach for non-Muslims at the site. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently agreed to post video cameras on the Mount to help the Waqf ban Jews from exercising their right to pray at their holiest site.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, she revealed “I filed a complaint to the police at Jaffa (Yafo) gate today, as I also did on that day when the Waqf guard took my phone and deleted all the messages and videos I had made.”
“They police are nice when I am in the office but they cant really do much,” she noted.
Kiel has received countless death threats over the last ten months for documenting Muslim harassment of Jewish visitors to the holy site. She added that she has opened a complaint file with the police over the threats, but has yet to see any action taken on the matter.
The activist added that she has sent letters to Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Tourism Minister Yariv Levin describing the incidents.
She sent the letters “because I want them to be able to show to world what is going on. That is why I am doing all of this, the world needs to know what is going on towards Jewish people, and Christians visiting The Temple Mount.”