Stand for Israel has kept you up-to-date on the situation on the Temple Mount this Passover, with Israel increasing security and Jordan warning the Jewish state about "consequences," even though it is the Palestinian faction using intimidation and violence to create friction at the holy site. The Jerusalem Post's Daniel K. Eisenbud reports that PM Netanyahu's office has responded to the latest anti-Israel rhetoric by stating that Israel is acting responsibly:
The ongoing and wholly unsubstantiated allegations that the Israeli government surreptitiously intends to seize al-Aksa – Islam’s third holiest site – has led to the recent wave of deadly terrorism which has largely fueled what many are deeming a third intifada.
Indeed, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and numerous other Palestinian organizations have aggressively taken to social media and other news outlets since October to claim that the mosque is “in danger” and must be defended.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly and categorically denied the inflammatory accusations, assuring the Muslim world that Israel has no intention of altering the status quo at the contested site, which allows unlimited Muslim prayer and limited Jewish visitation.
On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a brief statement emphasizing that “there is absolutely no basis to these claims,” adding that “Israel is behaving responsibly, and Jordan knows that.”