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President Mahmoud Abbas said last night that he has decided to suspend all contacts with Israel until the latter cancels all measures it has implemented against Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, reported Palestine News Network.

According WAFA official news agency Abbas, who cut short a trip to China and returned home following the deterioration in the situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque, headed an urgent joint meeting for the Palestine Liberation Organization and Fatah Central Committee to discuss strategy in confronting the Israeli measures.

Israel placed metal detectors at the gates to Al-Aqsa Mosque, an act strongly rejected by the Palestinians who believe it is a step toward Israel’s eventual control over the mosque.

“In the name of the Palestinian leadership, I declare the suspension of all contacts with the occupying country on all levels until Israel revokes all its measures against our Palestinian people and Jerusalem, particularly at Al-Aqsa Mosque, and preserve the historic status quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Abbas said at the end of the leadership meeting held in Ramallah.

“We also reject the so-called electronic gates because they are a political move hiding under the cover of an imaginary security pretext that aims to control Al-Aqsa Mosque and evade the peace process as well as turn the conflict from a political one to a religious conflict,” he added.

Abbas said that he has allocated $25 million to help the steadfastness of the Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.

He also announced a meeting for the Palestinian Central Council to discuss steps to protect the Palestinian national project and the Palestinian right to self determination and statehood.

He called on the Palestinian political factions, particularly Hamas, to work toward unifying the Palestinian people and turn the struggle toward Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling on Hamas to dismantle its administrative committee in Gaza and allow the conciliation government to take control of the Gaza Strip that would lead to national elections.

President Abbas said the Palestinian leadership will remain in an open session to follow up on all developments.

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It’s the old game – Arabs attack and then Israel is blamed for defending itself, reported Arutz Sheva (Israel).

Following the murder of two Israeli soldiers on the Temple Mount, at the hands of three Muslim terrorists, Israel did what any sovereign nation would do; it took measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. In this case, authorities installed security detectors at the entrances to the site to keep it safe and orderly.

But Mahmoud Abbas and other Arab leaders could not resist the temptation to accuse Israel of acting provocatively against Muslim sensitivities.

Abbas demanded bloodshed… and over the weekend an Arab heeded Abbas’s call and three more Israelis were murdered.

High-level lawmakers from Jordan and Egypt (like old times) pointed the blame directly upon the Jewish State, accusing it of “escalation.”

For what? For taking logical steps to maintain law and order at the Temple Mount? Yes. Exactly. To them, apparently, the murder of Israelis is perfectly all right. That part does not trouble Egypt and Jordan. For Abbas, any day when he can go screaming to the world against Israel is a good day, a golden opportunity – and any excuse will do.

He knows the world stage and nobody can put on a “poor me, I need help” performance like he can. He knows how to play with emotions.

So he’s asked President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to save him and his “people” so that his terrorists may move freely and murder at will.

He wants the magnetometers removed. Actually he wants Israel removed.

He can hardly keep it a secret. He called for days of rage, and he got days of rage. Arab riots have broken out throughout Jerusalem and elsewhere.

In the Samaria town of Halamish, a Palestinian Arab intruder knifed to death three Israelis during their Sabbath meal. A fourth was seriously wounded.

The killer was “raged” precisely as Abbas demanded.

If anyone expected Egypt and Jordan to commiserate with Israel, alas, no. The two neighboring Arab countries that signed a peace treaty with Israel sided with their brothers and with terrorism. In addition, they appear quite pleased to have for themselves a convenient flashpoint at the Temple Mount…courtesy of Abbas and his Fatah/Palestinian Authority who know how to manufacture such things.

They know how the world will react when they start something and when Israel has no choice except to retaliate.

It’s Israel’s response that gets the headlines…also the condemnation from the UN…though with Nikki Haley on the scene, it may be different.

Will Israel be different? Too often under similar circumstances, Israel caved.

With Trump behind him, this is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s big chance to prove that Israel will not be pushed around.

In the spirit of Pinchas, Israel must be prepared to crack down even if it means catching flack from inside and outside. It comes regardless.

Let them holler from Cairo, from Amman and from Ramallah, Israel will do what it has to do against a generation of murderous bullies.
They should know that any form of “rage” comes with a heavy price.

Step one: Outlaw the PA. Declare the Palestinian Authority a terrorist organization for flagrant, deadly incitement. (The Jew-hatred they teach in schools is proof enough.)
Step two: Deport Mahmoud Abbas and his gang of thugs. Send them to Jordan.

Let’s see if King Abdullah has any better luck with them than his father did when Arafat and his goons came calling.

It should not be Israel’s task to tame these savages.
At the same time uproot and deport the village from where the killer was hatched. Sounds harsh?
You need to see the pictures of the murder scene.

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