Herzog visits Arab city for Ramadan, says Israel committed to Temple Mount status quo

President Isaac Herzog pays a visit to the Arab city of Shfaram and says Israel is “committed to preserving the status quo in the Temple Mount and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to calm, quiet and security to all worshipers.”

Herzog visits the local community for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, days after clashes between police and rioters inside the mosque caused a wider uproar in the Arab world.

“I hope the month of Ramadan will bridge the gaps, lower the flames and heal the wounds,” he says.

“It is important to me to stress and teach the entire Israeli public about the importance of this month, a month of benevolence, a month when we should not, God forbid, speak about anger and violence.”

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