Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch, spoke Wednesday afternoon in front of Muslim students at Haifa University and warned them that Benjamin Netanyahu was intending on completing his plan to gain control of the Temple Mount, which he said the prime minister had tried to do during his first tenure.
Some 150 Jewish students staged a protest in the area, equipped with Israel flags and drums. “This is not Tehran,” they chanted towards Salah.
The Islamic leader, who was invited to speak by the IQRAA students’ organization affiliated with his movement, briefed the students on the history of his movement and on the criminal proceedings taken against him and his people several years ago.
He noted that he had rejected the Shin Bet’s offers to agree to concessions in Jerusalem. “We love life, our families, our homes and our children, but if they suggest that we give up our principles and holy sites, we would rather die and we will welcome death.”
Salah claimed that the government continued constantly to dig tunnels under the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa Mosque, and that Netanyahu was planning to complete during his current term what he did not complete during his first one – “to dig additional tunnels under al-Aqsa and rebuild the Temple on the Temple Mount.”
The Muslim students responded by chanting, “Allahu Akbar” (God is great). At the same time, Jewish students clashed with the university’s security officers. Police forces were also dispatched to the area but were no required to intervene.
– From Prophecy News Watch