The Israeli occupying force’s latest incursions in Al Haram Al Sharif are entirely predictable. Last week, Palestinians attempted to stop Israeli Agriculture Minister, Uri Ariel, from entering the compound, which is the third holiest site in Islam. Ariel was backed by heavy Israeli police presence, who used force against Palestinians protesting his visit, injuring more than 40 Palestinians and inflicting damage to Al Aqsa Mosque. This visit was not the first of its kind. For years, Israeli extremists, disguising themselves as “freedom of religion” activists and backed by the Israeli government have pressed for greater Israeli presence in Al Haram Al Sharif. Sadly, the world continues to sit by idly, providing excuses to justify Israel’s behaviour.