Wine Bottles Smashed In Al-Aqsa Compound
Wednesday June 08, 2011 23:56 by David Steele - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group
Local sources report that a number of Jewish settlers broke into the al-Aqsa compound and began drinking wine and smashing bottles on the floor.
Consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Islam and such acts are considered desecration. The group allegedly broke through a gate near the Western Wall and were protected by Israeli police. Police only intervened to ensure that angry worshippers from the mosque were kept separate from the settlers.
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