Israel’s Extremism Stoking Jerusalem Violence
Ali Abunimah speaks on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new political move
July 25, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to remove metal detectors at the gates of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, despite advice from the Israeli army and Shin Bet secret police that he should do so.
Ali Abunimah told Al Jazeera English on Saturday evening that Netanyahu’s rejection of this advice is a further indication that his move is political – part of Israel’s plan to consolidate its control over al-Aqsa, one of the holiest sites for Muslims.
Published first in The Electronic Intifada .
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