Next Monday, July 24, the UN security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the unrest in the area of the Temple mount in Jerusalem. USA, EU, Russia and the UN issued a joint application, urging the Palestinians and Israelis to show restraint.
About it writes on Sunday, July 23, the website of the newspaper the Jerusalem Post, citing the news Agency Reuters.
Earlier in the day, Pope Francis declared that is shaken by riots in Jerusalem and called for an end to violence. This was the Pontiff said during his speech at St. Peter’s square at the Vatican.
«I feel the need to call for calm and dialogue», — said the Pontiff asked the congregation to pray that the two sides were reconciled.
We will remind that in the night of Sunday, July 23, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting with the Minister of internal security by Gilad Ardana and the inspector General of police, Roni Alchahol on the question of the situation around the Temple mount.
On the same day was held an additional meeting of the military-political Cabinet about this issue.
As previously reported, the WAQF demands to remove the metal detectors that were installed at the entrance to the temple mount after a terrorist attack occurred there on July 14. At the meeting of the Cabinet held in the night of July 21, it was decided to leave this matter to the discretion of the police.
The head of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas said Ramallah would not resume cooperation with Israel in security until, until you have to dismantle the metal detectors at Temple mount.
The Palestinian news Agency Wafa reported that this statement was made during a meeting of Mahmoud Abbas and participants of the Second National Congress of scholars of Palestine.
Abbas called Israel’s actions illegal and against Muslims. «Israel would like to fight terror with our help. He needs us and relies on us. But it is not fulfilling its obligations, and we can’t understand it.»
Earlier, defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman has demanded that the Palestinian authority condemn the attack. Commenting on the decision of Ramallah to stop cooperating in the field of security, he said that Israel will cope without the Palestinian leadership, and if someone is going to lose from this decision, it is only Ramallah.