An article in the official newspaper of the Hamas terrorist organization claimed victory after the Jerusalem District Court reversed the Magistrate Court's ruling permitting Jews to pray silently on the Temple Mount, stating that "it is in fact a surrender to the threats made by the Palestinians."

In an article in the Hamas-run 'Palestine' newspaper (Gaza, Hamas), 'Abd al-Rahman Yunis, a journalist and editor, writes: "Yesterday, it (the district court) overturned the (magistrate) court's decision to allow Talmudic prayer for fear that the situation in the Palestinian territories would explode or lead to a new confrontation with the resistance in Gaza."

"The backpedaling was a result of the pressure exerted by the residents of Jerusalem who felt the danger embodied in the decision, which is not limited at any stage or time, but will continue to establish a new policy for the occupied state," the article said.

Yunis added: "If the silent prayers were allowed today, then tomorrow the ground will be prepared for the taking of the Jordanian guardianship (on the Temple Mount) and the Al Aqsa Mosque will be divided according to criteria of time and space."... Read More: Arutz-7