Palestinian youth were seen posing as Hamas terrorists during Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of Ramadan on the Temple Mount.
The children were seen with their faces covered with black masks featuring a Hamas bandana wrapped around their forehand and with toy guns in their hands.
The festivities were organized by the Islamic Movement, a group that promotes Islamist values among Israeli Arabs, which set up giant signs, reading: “The prisoners are our mission. Patience; following the limitations, victory will come,” in reference to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
“The phenomenon of children dressed as Hamas terrorists on the Temple Mount is unacceptable; it leads to incitement and harms the delicate fabric of life in Jerusalem,” said Maor Zemach, who heads the organization Lach Yerushalayim, Israel Hayom reported.
“This is the cynical use of small children for the purpose of incitement and the encouragement of violence. I call on Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to fight phenomena of this type as well as the harm done to Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount.”