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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Arab Countries Condemn Israel for Closing Temple Mount, Failing to Mention Terrorist Attack that Prompted Closure

JERUSALEM – Major Arab groups and Jordan each separately condemned Israel for temporarily closing the Temple Mount on Friday, but failed to mention the deadly Palestinian terrorist attack at the Mount that prompted Israel to enforce the closure for national security reasons. 

The statement from Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit complained that the Jewish state’s “banning Palestinians from praying” will only work to “inflame extremism and escalate tension” in the Middle East. 

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which consists of 57 member states and calls itself the “collective voice of the Muslim world” also slammed Israel for closing the Mount, claiming the move amounted to “a serious crime and a dangerous precedent.” 

The Jordanian government, which administers to the mosques on the Mount, issued a statement reading, “The Jordanian government opposes any harm against Muslims in carrying out their religious worship in their holy places, freely and with no obstacles.”   Read more.....

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