The Hamas terror group that rules the Gaza Strip launched a campaign Wednesday against a Spanish tourist who posted pictures in what the group called “immodest” clothes while visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The young woman was pictured wearing a flowing green dress with a low neckline. In one picture she reveals a leg through a slit in the dress as she sits in front of the Dome of the Rock shrine.
Several media outlets associated with the terror group ran items on the woman, with Hamas spokesman Hazem Kassam calling her a “Zionist extremist.”
“A Zionist extremist desecrated the blessed Al-Aqsa compound and published revealing photos on it — something that constitutes an unprecedented provocation against the feelings of the Palestinian people and a continuation of the defilement of the purity of Al-Aqsa, as well as Zionist contempt for the entire Arab people,” Kassam said.
مستوطنة صهيونية تلتقط صوراً أمام قبة الصخرة بلباس عاري خلال اقتحامها باحات الأقصى مع مجموعة من المستوطنين !! pic.twitter.com/dKmKwCFaqI
— محمد عبد ???????? (@Qreaqa2M) August 24, 2022
Israel’s Kan public broadcaster said the unidentified woman was a Christian tourist from Spain.
The Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews, as the site of the biblical temples, and Al-Aqsa is the third-holiest shrine in Islam, turning the area into a major flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In 2017, a Belgian model caused outrage when she posed nude on a roof overlooking the Western Wall.
Marisa Papen told the Times of Israel that she and her photographer had tried to find a location from which both the Western Wall and the Temple Mount would be visible and had even taken pictures with the Dome of the Rock in the background.
The Western Wall picture, along with others from Papen’s visit to Israel, went on display in the Frank Rose Gallery in Knokke, Belgium, in an exhibit titled “Road to Liberation.”