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MK Feiglin Warns Of A New Intifada In Jerusalem

September 13, 2014

The abandonment of the Temple Mount and the lackluster results of Operation Protective Edge are coming home to roost, says MK. Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar

MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) visited eastern Jerusalem and the Temple Mount on Thursday with members of the Internal Affairs Committee, where he told Arutz Sheva that he is convinced the wave of terror in the capital will only increase in coming days.

"The loss of control over Jerusalem, and by continuation also over Gaza, started on the Temple Mount," Feiglin said, while at the French Hill gas station that Arab rioters tried to explode on Sunday.

Feiglin's comments come in the wake of the dismantling of a new access ramp to the Temple Mount in a folding to Jordanian pressure, and recommendations by MKs, including those of the Jewish Home, to maintain the status quo of de facto Jordanian Waqf (Islamic Trust) control.

"The one who controls the Mount controls the land, and first of all (controls) Jerusalem," emphasized Feiglin to Arutz Sheva. "Whoever thought that they could abandon the Mount for over 40 years to Hamas and extremist Islam and conquer Jerusalem through the Zionist method of 'another sheep another dunam' (i.e. building) - I think we must understand now that they were wrong."

Feiglin stressed that the Temple Mount is the center of Jerusalem, warning that many "still think we can take our Zionist actions in reverse, and that the Israeli leadership that ignores the Mount will advance us in the process of redemption and everything will be okay."

However, the abandonment of the Mount and "depressed" ending of Operation Protective Edge, in which decisive military action to remove the Hamas threat was not recorded, will only spur terror in Jerusalem according to the MK.

"Hamas in its mind won the war, its standing in the Muslim world was increased enormously, and what we did to them in Gaza interests (Hamas leader) Ismail Haniyeh about as much as last year's snow," remarked Feiglin.

"After the Six Day War there was quiet here, and also after the Yom Kippur War," reminded the MK. "The fact that a new intifada is starting here in Jerusalem is a direct continuation of the depressed result of Protective Edge. These two processes - the abandonment of the Mount and the result of Protective Edge, join together into a threatening intifada."

Indeed, reports on Monday revealed that in the past few months terror attacks in Jerusalem have been growing exponentially, with 152 terror attacks and incidents in July and August, a stark rise from previous months.

"There is no 'settler' that suffers more in all of Judea and Samaria than the 'settler' here in the very heart of Jerusalem," stated Feiglin. "It's already throughout the country, but as usual - its more pleasant for Israelis to ignore (the reality)."



Jerusalem Residents Protest 'Life Under Terror' Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch taken to task in angry protests against 'reign of terror' in Jerusalem.

Hezki Ezra and Tova Dvorin

Terror attacks in Jerusalem are becoming too common, angry Jerusalem residents protested Wednesday afternoon - and Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch (Yisrael Beytenu) has neglected to deescalate the situation.

"There is an enemy here. We are protesting here, in front of the police station [. . .] because we believe that the time has come to change the tune of 'come, kill the Jews,' and that [there is] an enemy who lives among us and walks among us," Jerusalem City Councilman Aryeh King stated.

"There is one person who is responsible for this oversight, due to which there is no security today in Jerusalem, and that man is [Public Security] Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch - who simply does not give the police to stop terror."

Protestors described to Arutz Sheva reporters at the scene the frequency and escalation of terror attacks.

One little girl, who gave her name as 'Chana,' said that she thought one attack was a rocket strike.

"One day I went to sleep and we heard a big, strong 'boom.' I went into the hallway, because there are no windows there or anything else that can cause a mess [from an explosion - ed.]," she recounted. "After that we heard many 'booms', and we understood that it was coming from somewhere within the house [itself]."

"Over the past two years, it's been unbearable. I live in the French Hill; we don't have a single day or night [without crime]," another protestor, who declined to identify herself, added.

Attacks have risen exponentially in recent months in Jerusalem, in a phenomenon dubbed "the silent intifada" that has been quickly spiraling out of control with lynch-mobs and even live gunfire.

While over 600 arrests were reportedly made since rioting first began in July, a tolerance for escalating unrest has grown, and a recent expose revealed that some rioters - who are being encouraged to throw fireworks and other dangerous materials at police - are as young as nine years old.

Aharonovitch, along with Jerusalem Police Chief Yossi Pariente, has vowed to crack down on terrorism against Jews and Israelis, but detractors claim that nothing has been done in actuality.

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