Netanyahu gave a press conference
in which he made the point that what's been happening in much of the rest of the region is now taking place here:
Netanyahu criticized the wave of violence as “the result of wild and mendacious incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, several countries in the region and – no less and frequently much more – the Islamic Movement in Israel, which is igniting the ground with lies regarding our policy on the Temple Mount and the purported changes that we want to make to the status quo. This is an absolute lie.”
Nevertheless, the Temple Mount is a Jewish-built structure, and to say it's forbidden for Jews to pray there is reprehensible. And it's just what the Hamas has been inciting against
Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ deputy political bureau chief in Gaza, said on Friday that the "Al-Aksa intifada has been revived and we intend to join," according to Channel 10.
In a sermon delivered on Friday, the Hamas leader said that "Jews are trying to take over the Al-Aksa mosque but they will not succeed."
The claim that Jews are attempting to take control of the Temple Mount where the Al-Aksa mosque sits has been a common refrain that has stoked tensions in Israel and the West Bank.
Haniyeh added that his terrorist organization intends to join the so called Palestinian uprising taking place that has seen a string of escalating violence over the past several days, Channel 10 added.
It's clear already they intend to pose a serious threat and danger. As a result, security is going to have to be boosted very seriously.
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