Netanyahu Condemns Arab MK’s Ascent to the Temple Mount Against His Orders

28 October, 2015   |   6 years ago

Jerusalem, 28 October, 2015 (TPS) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a statement at around 2:00 PM in response to Christian-Arab MK Basel Ghattas’s ascent to the Temple Mount this morning:

“The Temple Mount has been calm for two weeks. We are putting every effort to preserve this calm, but apparently there are people who are troubled by it. MK Ghattas entered the Temple Mount and went to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. I promise you that he didn’t do this to pray, he did it only for provocation, and only to inflame the situation.

In accordance with my general instruction, police removed him from there. I won’t allow any MK or minister to inflame the Temple Mount, and I call on all MKs and public personalities to display responsibility, especially in this time.”