The Islamic-Christian Committee in Support of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites accused the United States administration of granting the government of Benjamin Netanyahu a green light to continue its violations in against the Arab homes and holy sites in Jerusalem. Dr. Hasan Khater, secretary-general of the committee, stated that the US stances against Israelâ€™s illegal settlement activities managed to disturb Israelâ€™s leaders, but they soon evaporated into thin air.
â€śOnce the American pressure was off, Israel resumed its violations against Jerusalem and its residentsâ€ť, Khater stated,
â€śThe US is proving day by day that it cannot, or even not willing, to stop the Israeli violations and crimes against the people, their lands and their holy placesâ€ť.
He also said that the United States totally ignored what happened recently in Jerusalem, and disregarded the constant attacks and threats against the Palestinians.
â€śDozens of TV stations filmed Israeli soldiers and policemen breaking into the Al Aqsa mosque, and chasing the worshipers while firing at themâ€ť, Khater stated, â€śIsrael surrounded the mosque for a full week, attacked women and children, while the U.S. failed to intervene, not even by words, while Israel continued its crimes against peace and the city of peaceâ€ť.
â€śHow would the US and the world react if it was the other way aroundâ€ť, Khater added, â€śWhat if Arab or foreign forces were chasing Jewish worshipers and firing at them near a synagogueâ€ť.
â€śWhere did the statements of a new era goâ€ť, he said, â€śWhere did the promises of Barack Obama go, is this the promised new era of improved relations with the Arab and Muslim worldsâ€ť.