Palestinian Unity Government (PUG) president Mahmoud Abbas is apparently in a panic over the Temple Mount.
On Tuesday, for the first time ever, Israeli police closed the Temple Mount to Muslim visitors, to block the expected Hamas-funded riots and violence against Jewish visitors.
Despite all the dire warnings and threats, the Muslims took the closure quite passively, and they didn’t riot, throw rocks, get violent, or even launch missiles at Israel. It seems that a little Jewish self-respect can go a long way.
Apparently this lack of Arab rage has terribly scared and unsettled Abbas, so on Wednesday he called on Muslims around the world to protect the Al Aqsa Mosque. I’m not holding my breath.
Friday, June 6, is what the Arabs call Naqsa Day, or in everyday language, the anniversary of the 6 Day War, when Jerusalem was liberated from the Jordanians. Abbas may be hoping for more than the usual Friday violence.
The mosque is currently located on the Jewish People’s holiest site, the Temple Mount.