On Thursday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas phoned President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, asking him to pressure Israel into removing the metal detectors installed on the Temple Mount in the wake of last week’s terror attack.
Following the terror attack on Friday in which three Palestinian terrorists killed two Druze Israeli policemen, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the removal of the mourners’ tent set up in Umm al Fahm.
The world reaction was mixed after three armed Palestinians murdered two Druze Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount on Friday, with some countries and leaders decrying the violence while others chose to condemn Israel for closing the compound as a security measure.
In what appears to be a violation of the International Red Cross (ICRC) charter, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is using the humanitarian organization to aid in the process of paying money to incarcerated terrorists.
“We will no longer allow the absurd [situation] in which terrorists and those who aid terrorism carry blue [Israeli] ID cards and enjoy the rights and benefits of citizens, while acting to annihilate us.”
Arab students called for a renewed intifada (violent uprising) and brandished photos of convicted terrorists in a protest held in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners at Hebrew University of Jerusalem this week.