Arab Israeli MK condemned for visit to Temple Mount

Basel Ghattas of the United Arab List was blasted by fellow parliamentarians from right and left for sneaking past police guards to visit Temple Mount Wednesday. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that his request to all Knesset members, Arabs and Jews alike, to avoid visiting the holy compound for now had contributed to the abating of violence, which was alleged to have sparked the current wave of Palestinian terror. Ghattas’ action was a provocation and could only cause needless bloodshed, said Public Security Minister Gilead Erdan.

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