Monday, June 05, 2017

Why Isn't He Causing an 'Explosion'

Jibril Rajoub, a senior official in the Palestinian Authority, has said that the Western Wall should remain under Israeli sovereignty.

“We understand that the wall he [U.S. President Donald Trump] visited is sacred to the Jews and ultimately it has to remain under Jewish sovereignty,” Rajoub said on Channel 2’s "Meet the Press."

"There is no argument over this. Obviously, it’s a holy place for Jews," he added.

Rajoub linked sovereignty over the Western Wall to sovereignty over the Temple Mount. “The Temple Mount is ours, not yours, and I think you should stop talking as if it’s yours. That’s the status quo since 1967, as established by [Israeli general] Moshe Dayan, and we both have to strive for that. If you want to create an explosion just say ‘it’s ours, it’s ours,’” he said.

Just a moment.

How come when he says "The Temple Mount is ours", the reaction is he is not creating an explosion?



On Saturday, Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub gave an interview in Hebrew to Israeli TV Channel 2. Rajoub stated that Palestinians understand that the Western Wall is "holy for the Jews," and that it should be "under Jewish sovereignty... We have no argument with that."
 However, addressing Palestinians in Arabic, Rajoub denies having made this statement. Rather, he claims to have said that the site should be "under Jewish religious supervision," and wrote explicitly on his personal Facebook page: "I did not mention the word sovereignty or Israel." He also accused Israeli TV of editing out parts of the interview with him.

1 comment:

Shtrudel said...

First things first... Rajoub NEVER said that the Western Wall should remain under Israeli sovereignty!... In fact, he (correctly) denies it!...

What he HAS said is that the Western Wall should be under "Jewish" sovereignty...

Many people simply extrapolated that to mean under the sovereignty of the Jewish state (Israel)... What people miss is that Rajoub doesn't recognize Jewish nationality... IOW, what he mean is that the Western Wall should remain under Jewish religious sovereignty under, presumably, national "Palestinian" sovereignty...

Once again a "Palestinian" has proven that you can say one thing which will be interpreted very differently by various audiences...