'Peace partner' calls Jews a 'herd of cattle'
Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen
has stepped up his attack
on Jews ascending the Temple Mount, calling them a 'herd of cattle
"The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression of settlers on the Al-Aqsa mosque," Abbas said in a speech to the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah party.
"We will not allow settlers to attack the mosque," he added, referring to Jews visiting the site as a "herd of cattle."
On Saturday, Abbas called all Israelis "settlers" for visiting the
site, which is besieged by Arab rioters who have forced Israel's police
to close the Mount to Jews over the past several weeks on multiple
"It is not enough to say the settlers came, but they must be barred
from entering the compound by any means. This is our Aqsa... and they
have no right to enter it and desecrate it," Abbas said.
I think someone needs to ask the State Department on Monday how Abu Bluff's comments advance the cause of peace.
Labels: Abu Mazen, Middle East peace process, Temple Mount