Israel Will Not Accept International Forces at Temple Mount
The UN security council convened Friday to discuss the escalating violence across Israel, Gaza, Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.
In a press conference Israeli ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon said, “today, the Security Council met again to discuss the situation in the region. But we do not need another general debate of the Security Council on the situation. What we really need is an emergency debate on the incitement of Abbas, which encourages the surge of terror against Israeli citizens.”
“Just yesterday, the Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] once again declared that Israel is ready to resume direct negotiations with the Palestinians without preconditions, in order to restore peace to the region. How did the Palestinians react? Instead of driving 20 minutes from Ramallah to Jerusalem, they again chose to avoid the negotiations by instead appealing to the Security Council,” he continued.
Danon exhibited Palestinian posters depicting the most effective ways to carry out a stabbing attack against Jews and added, “rather than educate their children about the values of peace and tolerance, the Palestinian leadership is creating a habitat for terrorists. Inciteful education from the Palestinian Authority creates a whole generation of child terrorists.”
Addressing the status quo of the Temple Mount, Danon said that “Israel is committed to maintaining the status quo, and does not agree to the deployment of international forces to the Temple Mount, which will only violate the status quo that has prevailed for decades. History has shown that every time the Palestinian leadership avoids making tough decisions, they chose to incite and spread lies about the Temple Mount. ”
To the international community and the Security Council Danon said, “If you’re truly committed to promoting peace and tolerance in our region, Clearly and unequivocally condemn the incitement of terrorism. Support direct negotiations. Peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan are proof that this is the only way to achieve peace in the region.”