Israel to UN: Islamist Militants Use Al-Aqsa Mosque as a Weapons Depot

(Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Israel's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Amb. David Roet, addressed an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday: "Israel is facing an onslaught of terrorism; men, women and children are being stabbed to death on the streets on a daily basis. Yet for them there has been no demand for an emergency session at the Security Council; no calls for the Palestinian leadership to stop their incitement; and not even a whisper of condemnation of these acts in this hall....Over the course of the last month, 24 terror attacks have claimed the lives of eight Israelis, and injured 70. Fifteen of them are still hospitalized." "Israel is firmly committed to the status quo which protects the right of Muslims to pray in the mosque, as well as the freedom of all people, Muslims, Christians, Jews and others, to visit the Temple Mount....In contrast, militant Islamist agitators have used the al-Aqsa Mosque as a staging grounds for a calculated, violent provocation. On the Eve of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, radical Islamists stockpiled rocks, planks, wooden sheets and fireworks, as well as firebombs and explosive devices, to prevent Jews and Christians from visiting the Temple Mount....Islamist militants desecrated al-Aqsa by using it as a weapons depot."

2015-10-19 00:00:00

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