Palestinian Authority reports to the UN that increased Jewish visits & Knesset debates over Temple Mount sovereignty are ‘provocative’
By Israel Today Staff
The Palestinian Authority’s mission to the United Nations last week filed an official complaint over a growing Jewish presence on and claims to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
Riyad Mansour, the PA’s observer at the UN, said that regular visits to the Temple Mount by Jewish worshippers and Israeli officials were “provocative” and could further enrage the entire Muslim Arab world.
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Mansour took special exception to the Israeli Knesset’s recent discussions about fully extending Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount, which is Judaism’s holiest site. The Palestinian official insisted that such action would violate all international laws and norms, and would destabilize the region.
The Palestinian position has been backed up by the Arab League, which labeled the recent Knesset debates over the Temple Mount as an “Israeli attack” on what they see as an exclusively Muslim shrine.
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