Because the Hurva has become the highest building in the Old City. It's taller than the mosques.It's spitting in their eye.(I've got a photo of it I can send you, of the skyline from Talpiot showing it being higher.)
The Arab word for "excuse" was mistranslated as "provocation".
damn that google translator....
Because they hate Jews and they want Yerushalaim (and the rest of the country) to be Judenrein.Mark