3 Octobre 2005 Palestine International Press Center (IPC)
(official Palestinian National authority news source – Agence officielle
de l’Autorité Nationale palestinienne)
The Likud Candidate Uzi Landau Intends to Pay a Provocative Visit to Al
GAZA, Palestine, September 3, 2005(IPC+Agencies)-Israeli sources pointed
out that the Likud candidate Uzi Landau is going to visit the square of
Al Aqsa mosque during the Jewish holidays. The Jerusalem Post newspaper
attributed, in its electronic site, such information to closest sources
from Landau that he is going to visit Al Aqsa mosque as well as many
other sites in the occupied Jerusalem
in a trial to draw attention to his electoral campaign and to surpass
Sharon and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Likud Party
The sources thought that such awaited visit to gain a position in the
Likud, since he asserted himself as a representative for hawks facing
Sharon the owner of the Disengagement Plan, and Netanyahu who was
described as hesitative and unprincipled by Landau's electoral camp.
In the same respect, Israeli Interior Minister Ophir Pines described
such step as being provocative, and he wished that Minister of Internal
Security Gideon Ezra and the General Israeli Police Investigator Musa
Karadi to prevent such visit.
It is expected that such visit to Al Aqsa mosque will excite feeling of
anger in the Palestinian street and call the Palestinian institutions to
face such visit.
It is worth mentioning that the Al Aqsa Intifada that broke out as a
result of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's visit to the squares of Al Aqsa
mosque on 28 September 2000 when he was opposition leader at that time.
In early times, the Israeli authorities announced that they would open
an archeological site for Jewish visitors around Al Aqsa mosque, since
they pointed out that they would allow Jewish masses to enter what they
described as an archeological site discovered lately around Al Aqsa
mosque according to Israeli officials. Moreover, they claimed that such
archeological site was a religious bathtub that dated back to the time
of the claimed Second Temple destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70 and
there was a small wall that dated back to the first Temple era destroyed
in 586 B.C.
Well-informed Palestinian sources unveiled about 43 organizations,
centers, institutions, and Jewish school in the USA and Europe that
revamped gathering funds to promote settlements in Jerusalem city,
especially within its old walls where such campaign was being run by
settlement committees supported by political Likud members in the
Kenesst and the blocs council of settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank.