Palestinian Violence on the Temple Mount

(Israel UN Mission) In a letter to the UN Secretary General and the Security Council, Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor said Thursday: "Once again, radical Islamic operatives have used the occasion of a Jewish holiday to stage provocations and instigate violence on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. These groups have a long track-record of attacking Jews on their holiest days, at their holiest place." "The operatives prepared for this violent confrontation by stockpiling rocks, planks, wooden sheets and fireworks. They also prepared lethal weapons such as Molotov firebombs and explosive devices in advance of the calculated provocation. When Israeli police entered the area to maintain order, and ensure free access, the operatives unleashed their attack. The violent attacks continued for three consecutive days, throughout the Jewish festival, as the masked operatives threw rocks, firebombs, and firecrackers at the police, who responded with non-lethal riot dispersal measures." "I wish to emphasize that these three days of Palestinian violence on the Temple Mount were not provoked by any Israeli activity. I would also like to make it clear that at no point did Israeli police forces enter the mosque. All damage sustained at the mosque was a direct result of the activities of the militants." "We would expect Palestinians and the Arab world to condemn such profanation of holy sites, but their silence on this matter is deafening."

2015-09-18 00:00:00

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