US Ambassador on Temple Mount Attack: Terrorism Must Be Condemned

The Fellowship  |  July 14, 2017

New US ambassador to Israel David Friedman prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in the old city of Jerusalem on May 15, 2017. Controversial new US ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrived in the country to take up his post, days ahead of a visit by US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Menahem KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

While those who love terror and hate freedom praised today’s terrorist attack at the Temple Mount, Israel’s true ally stood by her side. Arutz Sheva’s Chana Roberts reports that American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman slammed the attack, calling for the defeat of terrorism:

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Friday responded to the terror attack at Jerusalem’s Lions Gate, in which three people were injured.

“I am shocked and horrified by the despicable attack today in Jerusalem,” Friedman tweeted. “Terrorism must be condemned by all and defeated. We pray for the victims.”

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) said, “The murderous terror attack which occurred today immediately after the terrorists left the Temple Mount, forces us to examine thoroughly the Temple Mount’s status quo.”

“It’s time the Temple Mount was opened to everyone, without limiting the hours they can come or the areas which they can visit. The Temple Mount should be like any other site in Jerusalem.

“The Waqf should only run the mosque – not the entire Temple Mount, which is under Israeli sovereignty and is the responsibility of the Israeli government. This is the only way we will e able to restore quiet and security to the Temple Mount and the Old City.

“We will all pray for the welfare of the victims, and we wish them a speedy recovery…”

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