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Today: Aug 19, 2017

Quantitative Escalation to Change the Current Situation in the Haram Al-Sharif

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Quantitative Escalation to Change the Current Situation in the Haram Al-Sharif

 

Before the final results of the Israeli recent elections were announced, extremist Jewish groups published statements demanding the opening of the Haram Al-Sharif, imposing Israels control over the whole complex, and liberating it from the authority of strangers.

 

 

The last statement, which was published on the front pages of Israeli newspapers, calls on the Israeli government to change the current situation in the Haram Al-Sharif and to allow Jews to enter it, claiming that for the past two years Jews have not been allowed to walk on the squares of the Temple Mount and have been attacked by Arabs.

 

The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) regards the announcement as a provocation that the Israeli government might respond to, given the potential extremist right-wing structure of the new government and the promises made by officials from these groups to change the current status of the Haram Al-Sharif.

 

 

This strategy was confirmed by Israeli Police Minister Uzi Landou, and by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a meeting held recently with rabbis from West Bank settlements during which he stated that he is working in secret to enable Jews to enter the Haram Al-Sharif.

The Center confirms that these developments have dangerous implications for the Haram Al-Sharif. The Center views these provocative statements as a quantitative escalation in Israeli practices against Palestinian land, and has warned of the consequences of making such statements.

 

 

It recalls the provocative visit made by Ariel Sharon to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on 28 September 2000, which lead to the eruption of the Intifada throughout the Palestinian Territories and the killing and injury of thousands of civilians.

 

The Center is deeply concerned about the latest developments with respect to the Haram Al-Sharif. It calls on the Israeli government to take precautions against any procedures aimed at changing the current status of the place, which is holy to over one billion Muslims.