IDF general urges Palestinians not to listen to extremists inciting violence

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Major General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai urges Palestinians to prevent extremists from inciting violence in the West Bank and Gaza.

In a Facebook post, the IDF general says “don’t listen to the extremists who, in their call to violence, do nothing but harm you.”

“Extremists want to incite the streets with lies and distortions because they say this is a religious war,” Mordechai writes. “In the end, a violent reality will only harm the Palestinian public who is being lied to about the religious nature of the conflict and the preservation of holy places.”

He underscores the changed US policy toward Jerusalem does not change the status quo of the holy sites, and that all border crossings in the West Bank and Gaza are open as usual.

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