On Shabbos morning a terrorist armed with a knife was stopped while attempting to breach the security fence around the Jewish community of Beit El. The individual was apprehended and admitted he was looking to carry out a terror attack. On Sunday Jews walking in the Old City of Jerusalem towards the Kotel were beaten by Arab assailants.
On Sunday, Arabs attempted to block Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount by placing stones at the passageways used by Jews. Five people were injured when stones were thrown at buses carrying worshipers to the Kotel.
As tensions at the Temple Mount continue, reports are coming in that southern Israel is under rocket attacks.
The Islamic council which provides spiritual leadership for the Southern Islamic Movement and the United Arab List has instructed the party to halt all cooperation with the Bennett government, citing law enforcement efforts against Arab rioters on the Temple Mount. Some supporters of Mansour Abbas within the party have begun to express doubts about the UAL’s continued presence in the coalition. MK Walid Taha told Channel 13 Sunday afternoon that he is “not optimistic about our future in the coalition.”
The Bennett government is poised to lose its majority in the Knesset. Without the support of the UAL, it would be unable to defeat no-confidence votes in the Knesset. The stability and continuity of Israel’s government is now under threat of a full collapse. The casualties of this potential collapse are the Israeli people who are not only still under daily terror attacks but are unable to see the country move forward with a fully functional and productive government.