Can't the Israelis even open a synagogue???
Right in the Jewish quarter of the Old City....
Jerusalem police will deploy 2.500 policemen in east Jerusalem ahead of dedication of the Hurva synagogue in the Old City's Jewish Quarter on Monday. Police are wary of riots erupting following the dedication.
Referring to the planned synagogue dedication, Palestinian officials on Sunday called on Muslims to ascend the Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem Monday in order to protect it from alleged Israeli attempts to replace the mosque with a Jewish temple.
Police chief Dudi Cohen said Sunday that it is necessary to assuage declarations that may lead to superfluous escalations in East Jerusalem.
"Extremist, rabble-rousing declarations do not match the real situation on the ground. At this time, it is necessary to show responsibility and to allay certain statements that may lead to unnecessary escalation in Jerusalem," said Cohen.
The police commissioner was referring to an earlier statement by prominent Palestinian officials on Sunday. He emphasized that Jerusalem police was prepared for any such incident.