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Prosor: “When the Palestinians Set the Temple Mount Ablaze, Mahmoud Abbas Fuels the Fire, and the Security Council Fans the Flames” (Israel UN Mission via Daily Alert)

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Sept. 18, 2015

Prosor: “When the Palestinians Set the Temple Mount Ablaze, Mahmoud Abbas Fuels the Fire, and the Security Council Fans the Flames” (Israel UN Mission)

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor said Thursday:

  • “This past Sunday, as Jews around the world prepared to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Palestinian terrorists once again used the holiday season to instigate riots on the Temple Mount and to launch terror attacks, which lead to the murder of an Israeli citizen, Alexander Lebelovitch. Instead of condemning these acts, Mahmoud Abbas has chosen, once again, to fuel the fire in the most shameful manner….Only yesterday, he declared: ‘We cannot allow the filthy feet of the Jews to desecrate Al-Aqsa.’ This rhetoric is obscene and dangerous.”
  • Responding to the Security Council statement on the topic, releasedThursday, Ambassador Prosor said: “This statement, which only uses the Arabic name for the Temple Mount, affirms the right of Muslims to be present and to pray at the compound, but completely ignores the Palestinian violence, the deep connection of the Jewish People to the Temple Mount, and the right of all to visit the site. Instead of calming tensions, the Council sides with those who are trying to set the region on fire. When the Palestinians set the Temple Mount ablaze, Mahmoud Abbas fuels the fire, and the Security Council fans the flames, it is a recipe for a regional explosion.”
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