- Israeli Forces Brace for Potential Temple Mount Riots Ahead of Peace Plan Rollout
The Hamas group, which controls the Gaza Strip, slammed leaked details Donald Trump’s peace plan
Israeli security forces are preparing for possible rioting on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during Friday prayers, following the Trump administration’s plans to release its much-anticipated “Deal of the Century” Mideast peace plan next week. As part of the “dramatic” update, the peace plan will reportedly include significant movement in border parameters.
The Palestinian Authority and Hamas have already rejected the unreleased peace plan, and called on Muslims to gather for demonstrations opposing the plan. The Hamas group, which controls the Gaza Strip, slammed leaked details of Trump’s peace plan as “aggression against our people’s rights” according to Ynet, adding, “Any deal or project that detract from our full rights to our land and holy places will not pass,” the group says.
“It is the Palestinian people who will determine their own destiny through their ongoing revolution, legitimate struggle, and absolute belief in the righteousness of their purpose and ability to make sacrifices until freedom is achieved.”
On Thursday, dozens of radical Muslim activists were barred from the Temple Mount, with administrative restraining orders distancing more than 30 activists from the holy site for periods ranging from several days to six months, the PA’s WAFA reported. According to the WAFA report, on Friday Israeli police carried out raids in eastern Jerusalem, targeting additional activists ahead of afternoon prayers.