Legal adviser of the Jerusalem Islamic Council (Waqf), attorney Jamal Abu-Touami in an interview with radio station «Galey TSAHAL» stated that the conflict around the Temple mount not completed.
He said that the Muslims will not ascend to the temple mount as long as Israel will not waive any additional security measures that were introduced after July 14, when three residents of Umm El Fahm committed the attack on the Temple mount.
He demanded that the Israeli police dismantle additional checkpoints, the checkpoints on the approaches to the Temple mount, and removed a surveillance camera.
That the conflict is not finished, also said the head of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting with Cabinet members. Abbas stated that the bilateral cooperation with Israel, including coordination of security, will resume only after «the situation on the Temple mount will return to the position it was in before 14 July.»
The evening of 25 July, the Jerusalem police reported after the dismantling of the framework of metal detectors, which were installed on the Temple mount after a terrorist attack.
However, thousands of Muslims, on 25 July, held evening prayer in the area of the Lion gate, not rising to the temple mount.
According to the website Nana10, Israel’s security services also believe that the final resolution of the conflict is still far. According to representatives of the Shin bet, the installation of the Temple mount in the Old city of Jerusalem and modern surveillance cameras that can detect weapons carried under clothing, will exacerbate the situation. According to the 10-th channel ITV, on the eve of the representatives of the Shin bet warned the members of the military-political Cabinet that it can force Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to present a United front against Israel.
The evening of 25 July, after evening prayers renewed unrest in the area the Lion’s gate in Jerusalem and in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya. The police used non-lethal weapons to disperse demonstrations. There is no information about victims among the protesters or among the police.
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