The slain police
officers were stationed there to ensure the safety of Muslim worshippers.
The Palestinian spin doctors are attempting to divert attention from the
terror attack by making it look as if the crisis began when Israel
installed the metal detectors and not when two police officers were
First, the security
measures, including the placement of the metal detectors, was not an
Israeli initiative but came as a direct and necessary response to a
specific terror attack. The Israeli government did not convene and take a
decision to install the metal detectors in order to alter the status quo
or stop Muslims from praying.
Second, it was the
Palestinians who took the decision not to enter into the Temple Mount unless
the metal detectors are removed. The Palestinians and the Waqf are
lying to the world by telling it that Israel is denying Muslims access to
their holy sites.
The Palestinian opposition to
the metal detectors at the Temple Mount means one thing only: that the
Palestinians are determined to turn the holy site into a weapons cache and
use it as a launching pad to carry out terror attacks against Israelis. If
the mosque were then actually destroyed in the process, guess who would be
blamed? Possibly that is even the real agenda.