The head of the Hamas political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh called upon the Muslim to hold an emergency summit to discuss the situation in the Old city of Jerusalem. He also urged to declare June 21 the all-Arab day of rage against the «desecration of al-Aqsa».
«A required immediate, emergency measures to protect the scene of the ascension of the Prophet, the third holiest Islamic site. We need to give a joint rebuff to Israeli extremism and terrorism,» he said.
According to «al-Sharq al-Awsat» in recent days, negotiations with the US about ending the crisis over the Temple mount. According to published information, one of the proposals is the removal of metal detectors, however, the preservation of the regime of thorough inspections of people going to the temple mount.
The representative of Fatah Hatem Abed al-Qader said that the United States put pressure on Israel, demanding to accept the offer. According to him, the United States intervened in the process of resolving the crisis at the request of Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The representative of Fatah added that Israel must give an answer before the evening of 19 July.
9 Jul Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a visit to Hungary, held a telephone consultation with heads of power structures. The office of the Prime Minister rejected the information that was discussed the possibility of lifting the metal detectors.
Some media reported that the General security service (Shin bet) has recommended Benjamin Netanyahu to remove the metal detectors from the Temple mount in order to avoid amplification of Arab riots. The police insist on maintaining them.