Situation in Al-Aqsa shifted in favor of Palestinians: IOF Maj Gen
Israeli media reports on the "good signs" that tensions will simmer down in occupied Al-Quds while underlining that the situation was in favor of the Palestinians now.
The situation in Al-Aqsa mosque has changed in the favor of Palestinians and Jordanians, taking into account all the anti-Israeli activities taking place in it, Israeli occupation air force major general Amos Yadlin told Israeli Channel 12 on Tuesday.
"There are good signs that the deterioration of the situation there will be halted," Channel 12 Arab affairs commentator Ehud Yaari said, stressing that among those signs is an unprecedented action: suspending Israeli "visits" to Al-Aqsa mosque starting Thursday, which would simmer down tensions.
"We are seeing a notable decrease in the level of incitement from the various parties in the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, and elsewhere. This is not because of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's phone calls, for the Egyptians are in the picture, and others have held talks as well," Yaari explained.
"There is a general understanding that it is better to stop now," he added.
Israeli Haaretz newspaper had reported Monday that the Israeli occupation forces had been concerned over the increase in the pace of confrontations in the Old City of occupied Al-Quds, fearing that they would spread into "Arab and mixed cities".
These concerns, according to the Israeli newspaper, stem from widespread social media posts speaking of an Israeli attempt to take control of the Al-Aqsa mosque.
Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Al-Safai had revealed that his country was summoning the Israeli Chargé d'Affairs in Amman to inform him of the country's condemnation of the escalation inside and in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Al-Quds.
Following Friday's assaults on Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa mosque, Hamas had contact with Egypt to resolve the issue of Israeli violence, Al Mayadeen's sources reported.
The Israeli occupation forces had raided Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday dawn and tried to completely evacuate it, which led to confrontations with the Palestinians stationed in it, injuring more than 150.
"Hamas stressed that Jenin and Gaza were still at the forefront, and there is no backing down. They also informed us [the Israelis] desecrating Al-Aqsa mosque again will lead to an escalation, and Gaza and Al-Quds cannot be separated," the sources reported.