Let's consider how things have been going there. We know that Israel has been plagued by a seemingly endless round of knife attacks on Jews, people mowed down by Palestinians driving cars, and on and on. The stated justification for this, from both the street thugs and the Palestinian leaders, is the utterly baseless claim that Israel is up to some sort of plot to change the agreement under which Muslims have set the rules for the Temple Mount since the 1967 war:
"The wave of violence comes in the wake of tensions related to the Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem. For years, there have been accusations among Palestinians and across the region of a conspiracy by Israel to “Judaize” Jerusalem, particularly when it comes to this shared holy site...
The widespread conspiracy theories about nefarious efforts for Jews to remove Muslims from the site have become a daily feature in the Arab and Muslim world. At the same time, a group of Palestinians formed the Murabitun/Murabitat group, who are supported by the Islamic Movement in Israel, who harass (at times violently) non-Muslims and particularly Jewish visitors to the site.
In recent weeks tensions have intensified even more...(Abbas) dedicated much of his speech before the U.N. General Assembly to the topic with accusations and misrepresentations of history."
These rules, which permit only Muslims to pray there, and which allow an unceasing round of stone attacks launched by Muslim men on people below the Temple Mount are certainly so unfair toward non-Muslims that they ought to be changed, but in a conciliatory gesture, and out of fear for the violence that any change would incite, the Israelis have allowed this miserable behavior to continue.
Well, the violence triggered by what they all know are lies would be bad enough, but it only sets the stage for the truly insane element of this. The Palestinians are now insisting that, not only does the Temple Mount belong to them, but also the Western Wall and its plaza, which lie outside the Temple Mount and never had a thing to do with Muslims, but constitute the most sacred site for Jews, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, occupying the site where Christ is believed to have been crucified, and the holiest site for Christians. Here is Mr. Abbas, held up far and wide as a moderate Palestinian voice and champion of peace, stating their position clearly, in deliberately crude and hostile terms:
“Al-Aksa is ours and so is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. They have no right to desecrate them with their filthy feet. We won’t allow them to do so and we will do whatever we can to defend Jerusalem,” Abbas said in his Ramallah office during a meeting with east Jerusalem activists.
Abbas said the Palestinians were determined to prevent Israel from passing its scheme to “divide” the Aksa Mosque compound
“Each drop of blood that was spilled in Jerusalem is pure blood as long as it’s for the sake of Allah. Every shahid (martyr) will be in heaven and every wounded person will be rewarded, by Allah’s will.”
Christians, let me stop here and give you a warning: The "Palestinian" Muslims will not stop with killing the Jews and destroying their history. This talk of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre shows clearly that you are next. You'd better deal with that before thinking that even so-called moderate Palestinian leaders are anything but violent, terrorist murderers.
If you are interested, by the way, and if you have a strong stomach, here is a video of Abbas saying part of this:
The insanity of actually doing openly what they falsely accuse Jews of doing is almost too much to believe. And the notion that their fantasies justify murderous violence, while others are supposed to just stand by and give in to their hatred and their violence is a likely sign that they are all past any hope of wanting to live in peace with anyone else.
The Palestinians just attempted to have UNESCO, whose board (which votes on such things) has a majority of Muslim members, declare that both the Western Wall plaza and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre belong to Muslims to run as they please. This was only averted at the last minute, but the UNESCO board still passed the rest of a six page Palestinian proposal full of other equally sickening incitements. And they will be back soon with their attempt to seize the holiest sites of other religions; at the same time screaming and killing over a nonexistent threat that others will do the same to them.
These people do not want peace. They are determined to have war, endless war until, as they think, the rest of the world will get so tired that they will give in and let them have what they want; at which point they will begin the same process all over again, in India, or the former Ottoman provinces in Europe, or in Spain, or Nigeria. There is no dealing with them; no negotiating, no good will, no honorable agreements, nothing except endless conflict, in which their massive propaganda operation manages to always portray themselves as the victims. Resist, and you will find your country turned into Syria. Acquiesce and you are signing your own death warrant.