Jerusalem crisis: George Galloway slams Israeli military and says 'we're getting close to disaster'

George Galloway says disaster will strike due to armed military occupation in Jerusalem

Protests have taken place against security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

George Galloway has said the situation in Jerusalem will become a disaster if no-one steps in.

Protests erupted in Jerusalem last week after metal detectors were installed at the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of the holiest religious shrines in the whole of Islam. Five Palestinians were killed as protesters clashed with police.

The metal detectors have now been removed and replaced with high-resolution cameras, but Galloway believes Israel was firmly responsible for the violence - and says the worst is yet to come.

Speaking at the height of the violence, before the detectors were removed, Galloway said: "Events that are unfolding in Jerusalem [are the responsibility of] the armed military occupation of the holy city, holy to all three monotheistic faiths.

"We’re getting close to disaster I must tell you in the occupation in Palestine, and nobody's listening to me.

"Nobody is listening to anybody who is crying out for someone to pay attention and do something, and if they don’t then the conflagration will quickly become uncontrollable.

"The blood from the believers is right this minute, as I’m speaking to you, running across the cobblestones in the Via Dolorosa.

"If that doesn’t matter to you, I promise you that if it all goes up, if the balloon goes up, you’ll very quickly realise that you should have been listening to me all along."

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