The Palestinian de facto government based in Gaza warned that Israeli settler incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem could drag the region into a “confrontation.”
After the weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the government led by Ismail Haniyeh said recent settler visits to the Mosque were "provocative."
The de facto government said Israeli policy in Jerusalem is consistent with the strategy of “transfer,” a euphemism for ethnic cleansing, advocated in the past by Israel’s new foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.
Right-wing settlers have entered the Al-Aqsa compound at least twice in the last week. Last Friday some 50 settlers entered the area during a time-slot normally reserved for foreign tourists.
The second Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) was sparked by a visit to the mosque by right-wing Israeli leader Ariel Sharon in September 2000. source
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