U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power warned Tuesday against “provocations” at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, calling on “all sides to respect the status quo of this holy site” but making no mention of recent Palestinian rioting there.
Speaking during a U.N. Security Council session, Power did not assign blame for the current tensions on the Temple Mount. But she referred to “provocations” there in the context of actions taken by both Israelis and Palestinians “that may be politically popular with domestic constituencies, but that come at the expense of advancing the cause of peace.”
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