Temple Mount tensions could spark religious conflict

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki blamed Israel on Thursday for the latest violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank and warned against a religious conflict over access to a holy site.


Outside Ofer prison, near the West bank city of Ramallah, Palestinians threw stones at Israeli forces who replied with tear gas to disperse the crowds.


“If Israel will continue in the current policy this will lead to an unknown confrontation based on a religious background, which will not stay in Al-Aksa or Jerusalem but will move the confrontation out of Palestine (to the Islamic world),” al-Malki told reporters in a joint conference with his Czech counterpart Lubomir Zaoralek.


After meeting al-Malki, Czech Foreign Minister, Lubomir Zaoralek, said that violence will make the situation more complicated in the region.


“We are condemning this violence on both sides and similar action that can only  complicate the situation and then there will be no chance to find the way out of this crisis,” said Lubomir Zaoralek.


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