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PA government calls on Palestinians to protest against US Jerusalem decision, says those who “stood upright” during previous unrest “will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city" and to "Judaize" it

Headline: “The [PA] government: The recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel threatens the peace and security of the world”
     “During its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government called on the masses of our people – with all of its groups and wherever it is located – to express their opposition to the dangerous American intentions to transfer the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…
The government emphasized that the members of our people – who stood upright during the last Jerusalem uprising (refers either to several months of deadly Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 – 2016, or to Palestinian violence in response to Israeli security steps at the Temple Mount in July 2017 -Ed.) and presented a spectacular example of resolve and sacrifice – will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity.
The government emphasized that transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will threaten the peace and security in our region and the world.”
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The mention of “the last Jerusalem uprising” may refer to Palestinian violence following Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount, including metal detectors at the entrances, following an attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border police officers were murdered by 3 Israeli Arab terrorists. This wave of violence included a stabbing attack by terrorist Omar Al-Abd, who murdered 3 Israelis at their home in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. On July 24, 2017, Israel decided to remove the metal detectors and security cameras it had placed at the Temple Mount. The PA continued to demand that all measures including inspections at the entrances be removed, and Palestinians continued to riot. On July 27, 2017, PA religious leaders declared that all Israeli measures had been removed.

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were murdered (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16"

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