Arutz Sheva: Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas does not intend to renew the security coordination with Israel, which was halted during the recent crisis in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, unless Israel meets a series of conditions. more …
Opinion: Let’s recap what happened. On July 14, three terrorists opened fire on a group of policemen near Lions’ Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, killing two Israeli police officers and injuring two more, before the attackers were killed by police.
The assailants fled to the Temple Mount where they were killed by police officers. Israel Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said guns were found in their possession.
Since it was unknown how the terrorists were able to get the weapons which included a handgun, two Carlo Gustav rifles, and a knife, past strict security, Israeli officials closed the Temple Mount for the day and installed strict security measures.
The Arab response was to boycott the Temple Mount for prayers while conducting riots to protest the security.
ISRAEL GAVE IN AND REMOVED ALL SECURITY FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT – LITERALLY REWARDING TERROR.
As you might expect, the Edomite Abbas now has a list of demands:
- Area A must be under full PA sovereignty
- The offices and facilities of the PA shall have legal and international protection
- Israel will cease military operations in Area A
- Israel will ensure Palestinian Arab freedom of movement without restrictions or conditions
- Israel will cease using undercover soldiers, “abducting” senior members of parliament and arresting minors
- The PA will be able to exercise its right to control the crossings and to be present at the Jordan Bridge alongside the Israeli and Jordanian delegations
And since Abbas has the support of Jordan’s king, who made a rare visit to Ramallah early this week, the fuse is lit for further conflict.