'Abbas wants to fan the flames'

Despite removal of security measures on Temple Mount, wave of riots expected on Friday -directly encouraged by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas
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The Israeli defense establishment is preparing for a wave of riots tomorrow, directly supported and encouraged by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Israel Hayom reported.

This time, in contrast to events that began in October 2015, Israel clearly recognizes that Abbas is behind the riots and is trying to stir up the Arab masses.

Israeli analysts say that Abbas, who felt a burst of strength after he dodged paying Israel for electricity in the Gaza Strip, is trying to prove that he is still strong and relevant, and is therefore taking dramatic steps.

According to the report, despite the fact that Israel removed the metal detectors and cameras at the entrance to the Temple Mount, security sources noted that it appears the PA Chairman and his people have no interest in calming the waters and, on the contrary, are fanning the flames with direct calls to riot.

Last night, Wednesday, the railings and scaffolding for security cameras at the entrance to the Temple Mount were dismantled. Muslim worshipers celebrated at the Lions' Gate and distributed sweets.



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