He’s Raed Salah, also known as the Sheik of Al-Aqsa. Leader of the “Islamic Movement in Israel”, he insists that Israel has no sovereignty over any part of the Temple Mount, even the Kotel (Western Wall). On Friday, he gave a sermon in which he
…urged supporters to start a third intifada to “save al-Aksa Mosque, free Jerusalem and end the occupation.” In an apparent reference to the resurrected “blood libel” that Jews in medieval times used the blood of Christians to make their Passover matza, he said Israel’s history was drenched with blood. “They want to build their temple at a time when our blood is on their clothes, on their doorsteps, in their food and in their drinks. Our blood has passed from one ‘Terrorist General’ to another ‘Terrorist General,'” the Islamic Movement chief screamed, an apparent reference to the changeover of the Israel Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff earlier in the week. — Israel Insider
Riots followed, unsurprisingly. Salah, an Israeli citizen, has been ordered by a court to stay at least 150 meters from the Temple Mount, but says that he does not accept Israeli authority and intends to violate the order.