Jerusalem, 13 September 2015
I urge all to do their part in ensuring that visitors and worshippers demonstrate restraint and respect for the sanctity of the area.
Political and religious leaders have a responsibility to act against extremists, who undermine the rule of law. I encourage all to stand firmly against incitement and violence, especially during the sensitive period of the Jewish High Holy Days and ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha.
I take note of the statement by the Prime Minister of Israel that the status quo at the Holy Sites will be maintained."