Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Said Freezes Israel Contact Over Holy Site Dispute

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updated: July 22,2017 15:20 IST


RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said today he was cold contacts with Israel over new safety efforts at an exceedingly delicate Jerusalem blessed site, after dangerous conflicts emitted before in the day.

Abbas said in a discourse that the stop would remain set up until the point when Israel lifted the measures at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, which Jews allude to as the Temple Mount.”I, in the interest of the Palestinian initiative, announce…a stop of all contacts with the occupation state on all levels until the point that Israel focuses on dropping every one of the measures against our Palestinian individuals as a rule and Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque specifically,” Abbas said to acclaim from Palestinian authorities.

Abbas called the measures “dishonestly exhibited as a safety effort to take control over Al-Aqsa mosque”.

It was hazy if the move would apply to the tranquil security coordination that exists between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, broadly observed as having kept a more extensive episode of savagery as of late.

The two sides have a scope of contacts on different issues, with late arrangements reported identified with water and electricity.Israeli-Palestinian peace endeavors have however been at a stop since a US-drove activity crumbled in 2014, however US President Donald Trump has been looking for approaches to restart talks.

Abbas’ discourse came after three Palestinians were killed and a few hundred injured Friday in conflicts amongst nonconformists and Israeli strengths over the new safety efforts at the sacred site.

The agitation took after a choice by Israeli priests not to arrange the expulsion of metal identifiers raised at passageways to the compound, which incorporates the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, following an assault adjacent seven days back that killed two policemen.

In expectation of dissents on Friday, Israeli police banned men under 50 from entering the Old City in added east Jerusalem for petitions, while all ladies were permitted in.