'Olmert gave us the Temple Mount,' say Palestinians

Sunday, December 02, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

A senior Palestinian negotiator says Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert lied last week when he said Israel's control of Jerusalem's Temple Mount is not up for negotiation.

Speaking to WorldNetDaily, the Palestinian official revealed that Olmert has already all but signed away the holy site.

"What Olmert said (regarding the Mount) is absolutely false. I think he's not yet ready to tell the Israeli public and is waiting for the right time," said the negotiator. "We had intense debates on many topics, which remain open and unsettled, but the Harem Al-Sharif (Temple Mount) is not a sticking point. The Israelis didn't argue with us."

According to the deal Olmert reportedly agreed to on the Temple Mount, the site would be surrendered to joint control by Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

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