The Palestinian Authority has warned Israel that it will soon halt security coordination with the IDF in the West Bank unless the Muslim authorities on the Temple Mount are given full administrative control over Jewish groups visiting the holy site, PA officials told The Times of Israel on Thursday. The PA is also demanding that Israel take action to stop what it claims is escalated violence against Palestinians by settlers in the West Bank.What a great idea!
“Israel must restore control of the Temple Mount to the Waqf (Muslim trust),” said one official close to PA President Mahmoud Abbas. “This is one of the only measures that can help calm the current situation.”
The Muslims will give exactly the same rights to Jews who want to visit the holy site as they did before 1967 (none), as they did for the Tomb of the Patriarchs before 1967 (not allowed past the seventh step outside the building), as they did for the Western Wall between 1948 and 1967 (none) or if they are particularly generous, the amount they gave before 1948 (Jews not allowed to bring tables, blow shofars, put up even temporary partitions.)
I hope that the official Israeli response is a gigantic and sincere wish for Abu Mazen to do something anatomically impossible.
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