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Jewish terrorists could cause total war by attacking Temple mount

Ex-Shin Bet chief Carmi Gillon: Temple Mount attack would trigger `total war' 

An attack by extreme-right Jews on the Temple Mount would trigger a large-scale war between Israel and the Muslim world, former Shin Bet chief Carmi Gillon told Haaretz.com readers yesterday.

During a Q&A session with readers, the former head of the domestic security service said far-right militants now pose serious threats to mosques in Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound.

"The consequences of such an act can be a disaster for the existence of the State of Israel, and can bring a total war between the Muslim world, Israel and maybe against Jewish targets abroad," Gillon said.

Gillon headed the domestic security service in the mid-1990s, when rising Israeli political tensions over the Oslo Accords culminated in the November 1995 assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

A few months before the assassination, Gillon warned that fiery rhetoric by right-wing figures was encouraging radicals and fostering an atmosphere of violence. He left the service following the assassination.

Gillon warned yesterday that another assassination of a prime minister would pose a strategic threat to Israeli society.

Despite the recent upsurge in Palestinian violence, Gillon said he still has hopes Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is motivated to seek peace.

He also said the PA security forces possess both the knowledge and the means to enforce order in the Palestinian-controlled territories.


Haaretz, "Ex-Shin Bet chief Carmi Gillon: Temple Mount attack would trigger `total war'", 20 May 2005.

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