Hamas terrorists accused of causing terrorism outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Israel accused Hamas terrorists of causing “an outbreak of violence” in Jerusalem

ByEdit Porkson

 Apr 25, 2022

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid claimed that extremists used the Al Aqsa mosque “as a base” to attack with stones and explosives

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces at the compound that houses the Al-Aqsa mosque, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)< p class=”paragraph”>Israel on Sunday accused the Palestinian terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad of “kidnapping the Al Aqsa Mosque” to provoke “an outbreak of violence in Jerusalem and a violent conflict throughout the country”.

“Hamas and Islamic Jihad extremists entered al-Aqsa early every morning, armed themselves with weapons inside the mosque, threw stones and explosives from inside. They used it as a base to incite violent protests”, affirmed the foreign minister, Yair Lapid, about the disturbances in the Esplanade of the Mosques, which have been repeated for two consecutive Fridays of Ramadan raising tension in the area.

Last Friday’s riots left 57 Palestinians injured and those of the previous Friday more than 150 after clashes with Israeli security forces.

Lapid insisted that the police response was “measured and proportional” to the dispatch of between 200 and 300 rioters by “Palestinian terrorist organizations”.

“They do this to provoke, to force the Israeli police to enter the mosque and get them out of there,” said the Israeli Foreign Minister about the situation in the Esplanade of the Mosques, controlled by a Jordanian foundation and where the Israeli police only enter when the security of the area is at risk.

“If we hadn’t removed these troublemakers, there would have been a disaster. If you don’t remove the rioters immediately from the start, that leads to more violence later,” said the minister, who underscored the Israeli government’s commitment to maintaining the status quo in the compound.

According to the status quo, in force since 1967, Jordan guards the Esplanade of the Mosques, where worship is reserved only for Muslims, while Jews can only enter as visitors and pray in the nearby Wailing Wall.

However, more and more Jewish settlers sneak to pray in the area where the Second Temple is believed to have been located, something seen as a provocation by the Arab world and the Palestinians, for whom Al Aqsa is part of their national identity, and especially in Ramadan, which this year coincided with Pesach or Jewish Passover.

Lapid also condemned these visits by “Jewish extremists”, although he clarified that they are a minority and that Israel cannot control what each individual Jew does, in addition to categorically denying that Israel is planning to divide the compound by religion.

For his part, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, accepted this Sunday an invitation from the prime minister Israeli, Naftali Bennet, to visit Israel in the coming months, during a telephone conversation in which they also discussed the violence in Jerusalem and the possible new nuclear agreement with Iran.

With information from AFP

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