MFA DG Gold on statement by Mahmoud Abbas
17 Sep 2015
Following are comments made by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General,
Dr. Dore Gold, in response to the statement made by Mahmoud Abbas yesterday
(September 16) on Palestinian TV and Sky News in Arabic:
"Today the world is divided between those trying to undermine religious
coexistence and those trying to protect it. By saying that the 'filthy feet'
of Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount desecrate it, Mahmoud Abbas has now
clarified on which side he stands."
Translated excerpt from remarks by Mahmoud Abbas:
"We welcome every drop of blood that spilled in Jerusalem. This is pure
blood, innocent blood, blood in the path of Allah. Allah willing, all
martyrs will be in heaven, and all the wounded will be rewarded.
Dear brothers, we are all here for the sake of Jerusalem, and I tell you
frankly, a Palestinian state without Jerusalem will never be. The
Palestinian state must have holy East Jerusalem as its capital, its capital
which was occupied in 1967. All their steps, all these divisions - we will
not allow them. Al-Aqsa is ours, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours,
it is all ours. They have no right to defile them with their filthy feet,
and we will not allow them. And we will do everything we can to protect