Middle East Monitor / December 2, 2022
The Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Omar Bar-Lev, warned the next government that changing the status quo of Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, will lead to a new intifada (uprising, in Arabic) in Palestine, local media reports.
“We have seen, more than once, that Netanyahu’s considerations are personal,” said Bar-Lev.
He also stressed that “Israeli society is becoming more violent” as demonstrated by the victory of the Religious Zionism alliance, which won 14 out of 120 seats in the Knesset (Parliament).
The coalition, which supports Netanyahu, is headed by the deputies, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, both openly extremist, racist and anti-Palestinian, the report says.
Ben-Gvir will be Bar-Lev’s replacement.
Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) spokesman, Mohammed Hamada, warned Ben-Gvir of the consequences of damaging Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site for Muslims, and also revered by the Jews, because their two biblical temples were built there.