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PA Prime Minister "warns Israel" against allowing Jews to enter the Temple Mount, threatening that "we are capable of thwarting all the Israeli plans"

Official PA TV News



A segment of PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh’s speech at a PA governmental meeting is broadcast




PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh: “We are monitoring with great concern the steps that Israel is carrying out in the region (apparently refers to March 2022 Negev Summit attended by Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, and the UAE as part of the Abraham Accords; see note below -Ed.), and while it is carrying this out it is ignoring the issues of a people half of which is under occupation and the other half of which is in the refugee camps and the diaspora. We say the more that Israel establishes checkpoints, murder, arrest, and the destruction of every possibility for peace with us, all of this will add to our insistence to continue standing against this Israeli system that is destructive for our land, our people, and our holy sites. And those who do not want to see the truth, let them know that we remain loyal to our land, our holy sites, the Arab nation, the history, the present of our nation, and the freedom of our heroic people that is capable of thwarting all the plans intending to harm our right to independence, sovereignty, and freedom. We warn Israel against continuing to harm our land and our holy sites and against allowing the settlers to enter the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount) – this is unbearable already.”





Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Abraham Accords, was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain signed a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. Pursuant to the Abraham Accords, Israel and the UAE will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”