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Fatah official: Rabbi Glick’s visit to Al-Aqsa (Temple Mount) will “not be met with roses”

     “Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa said yesterday [March 2, 2015] that the occupation government and its executive arms are now declaring the conflict to be religious and racial alone, not political as they used to claim. This declaration was delivered after the occupation’s Magistrate Court announced that the extremist [Rabbi] Yehuda Glick is permitted to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the police ban, and also ruled to pay him half a million shekels [in compensation], because as far as the court is concerned, ‘the ban on entering the Mosque is illegal’…  Issa noted that the return of the extremist Glick to the Al-Aqsa Mosque at this tense time constitutes a blatant affront to the Palestinians’ feelings… At the end of his statement, Secretary-General Hanna Issa stressed that the silence of the Arab and Islamic [world] on [the issue of] Jerusalem, its residents and the racist and political war of abuse [being waged] against them daily, in addition to the fact that they [the Arabs and Muslims] are not taking a clear and serious stand, will necessarily lead to daily, direct confrontations with the executive branches of the occupation government all around the city.
Fatah’s official spokesman in Jerusalem, Raafat Alayan, said that… the invasions of Glick and his group of extremists would not be met with roses, and that the path to Al-Aqsa would not be paved for them… It should be noted that the extremist Glick survived an attempted assassination for his provocative actions, which include his invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Note: Rabbi Yehuda Glick is the Chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation that works to increase awareness of the central place the Temple Mount and the Temple hold in Jewish heritage through educational activities and by encouraging people to visit the Temple Mount. In addition, he is the coordinator of the LIBA initiative - The Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount initiative whose goal is to obtain freedom and civil rights for Jews on the Temple Mount. On Oct. 29, 2014, Mutaz Hijazi, an Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner, attempted to assassinate Glick, who was seriously wounded in the attack.