Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev called on the Palestinian leadership Tuesday to publicly disassociate itself from the PA "study" denying Jewish claims to the Western Wall, saying "this is not the sort of statement to be expected from a partner in peace."
"Denying the Jewish connection to the Western Wall is to deny reality. If you deny the Jewish connection to the Western Wall you are in fact denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the land of Israel itself," Regev said. "When they deny the Jewish connection, they are unfortunately raising very serious questions as to their true commitment to reconciliation."
Regev said this type of statement was to be expected from "Ahmadinejad's Iran, Hizbullah or Hamas, but to deny the Jewish connection to the Western Wall is something that we wouldn't expect from a partner in peace, and I call upon the Palestinian leadership, President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, to publicly disassociate themselves from it."