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November 4, 2013 11:20 pm

Arab MKs: Temple Mount Visits by Jews Will Lead to Third Intifada

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A view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner. Arab Members of Knesset furiously protested the standardization of Jewish visitation rights to the Temple Mount at a session of the Israeli Knesset Committee for the Interior on Monday.

Deputy Minister for Religious Services Eli Ben-Dahan said during the meeting that he is seeking an agreement on the visitation rights with Israel’s chief rabbinate. But MKs Ahmad Tibi, Jamal Zahalka, and other Arab MKs who attended the meeting threatened dire consequences, including a new intifada, if any proposals on the issue would be agreed upon.

“There is no Temple Mount. There is only the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” shouted Zahalka, according to the Jerusalem Post. “You’re playing with fire and you’re starting an inferno,” he added. Tibi said that “because of you [another intifada] will break out again, also because of Al-Aqsa.”

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  • Hans

    G_d forbid a Jew should visit the place where the Jewish Temple once stood… Oh, wait, Zahalka and his ilk claim the Jewish Temple never stood there…

  • jon

    Now THAT is apartheid. No jews in the temple mount, come on.

  • Steve in SA

    Israel should be taking a firmer stance with Arabs over rights to Temple Mount. It’s bs that they should dictate jewish visitation rights in the middle of Israel’s eternal capital. We still have not learned that we cannot negotiate with terrorists. Israel releases 26 murderers and then gets threatened by Arabs in parliament? WTF?