Sunday, March 7, 2010
More Radical Palestinian unrest in store to torpedo talks
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, accusing Israel of stirring up a religious war, appealed to the UN Security Council Friday, March 5 to put a stop to Israeli actions on Temple Mount, Jerusalem. He was referring to a clash earlier than day, in which Israeli riot police stormed the mosques from which Palestinian youths hurled rocks at the Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall shrine below, forcing its hurried evacuation. Some 50 Palestinian rioters and 18 police officers were injured before order was restored.
The Security Council, which is too busy to address the Iranian nuclear threat or the illegal flow of Iranian and Syrian missiles to the Hizballah in violation of its resolutions, was instantly available that Friday to discuss the Abbas' complaint behind closed doors.