Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor reacted Friday morning to the UN Security Council’s statement concerning the escalating tensions on in Jerusalem saying that “When the Palestinians set the Temple Mount ablaze, Mahmoud Abbas fuels the fire, and the Security Council fans the flames, it is a recipe for a regional explosion.
” The United Nations Security Council had called for “restraint, refraining from provocative actions and rhetoric and upholding the historic status quo” on the Temple Mount on Thursday evening.
The official statement had been expected since Tuesday, when Security Council president Vitaly Churkin had publicly announced that the council would release one.
The Security Council expressed its “grave concern” and urged all sides to “work cooperatively together to lower tensions and discourage violence at holy sites in Jerusalem.
Muslim worshipers at the Haram Al-Sharif must be allowed to worship in peace, free from violence, threats and provocation,” the statement pointed out.
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