Palestinian Supporters And Israel Disagree Over Sacred Holy Site Visit

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At an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Palestinians and many Muslim and non-Muslim supporters strongly protested with Israel over the visit of an ultranationalist Israeli Cabinet member to a contentious Jerusalem holy site.

Palestinians expressed that it could spark another bloody revolt, while Israelis called it “a trifling affair” and “non-event.” Palestinian U.N. ambassador Riyad Mansour claimed Itamar Ben-Gvir didn’t go to the site for tourism, but rather to “pursue his extremist position, to end the historic status quo” of Jews being able to visit but not pray there.

Ben-visit Gvir was within his rights as a Jew, according to Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan, who condemned the emergency meeting.