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Jerusalem under assault
"Judaization" of Jerusalem
Jerusalem under assault
In 2009 the Palestinian Authority has initiated an unprecedented campaign of historical revision and anti-Israel libels concerning Jerusalem, the focal point being the erasure and denial of 3,000 years of Jewish history in Jerusalem.

In addition, the PA disseminates the libel that Israel is acting both to expel Arabs from Jerusalem and to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Jerusalem libels are designed to evoke religious hatred by portraying Israel and the Jews as a threat to Arabs and Islam.

This section documents the recent intensification of the Palestinian Authority's campaign of distortion, historical revision and hate incitement surrounding Jerusalem.

This cartoon with the caption "Judaization of Jerusalem" shows, from right to left, a sinister-looking Jew first sharing the chair with an Arab and then shoving him off.
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, official PA daily, Feb 24, 2009]
"Judaization" of Jerusalem
Since Jews are said to have no connection to Jerusalem, nor any right to live in the city, any Israeli action in Jerusalem is defined as "Judaization" and an attempt to erase the city's supposedly authentic Islamic Arab character. The PA has launched an incendiary libel campaign which presents as fact the lie that Israel is acting to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to expel Arabs from the city. The goal of this PA alarmist campaign is to promote fear and hatred of Jews and Israelis.

[It should be noted that the PA allegation that Israel is pursuing a policy of ridding Jerusalem of its Arab inhabitants is blatantly untrue. In fact, according to May 2009 statistics released by the Jerusalem Center for Israel Studies, since Israel’s liberation of all of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War, Jerusalem's Jewish population has increased by 186%, with the Arab population of east Jerusalem growing by 291%, almost twice the growth rate of the Jewish population.]
Fatah: Israel attempting to “Judaize East Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque” 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Aug. 13, 2016

Headline: “Fatah: Our holy sites are a red line , and we will not allow them to be Judaized, the world must bear responsibility for the consequences”
      “The Fatah Movement emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the sites holy to Islam and Christianity are red lines and the settlers cannot ever be allowed to harm them.
[Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: ‘The fact that a Jewish family from the settlement of Kiryat Arba held religious ceremonies at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e., memorial for terror victim Hallel Yaffa Ariel on the Temple Mount), and the settlers' repeated invasions of it, are a dangerous matter that heralds an explosion of the situation.’
Al-Qawasmi said that the attempts of the occupation state to Judaize East Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque constitute contempt for the international community and its laws. Likewise, he emphasized Fatah's opposition to the occupation's efforts to turn the invasions into a fait accompli, and recalled the Jerusalem uprising (i.e., several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016) that came in order to express the opposition of the Palestinian people and its leadership to the harm to the sites holy to the Palestinian people.
Fatah demanded that the Arab and Muslim states fulfill their responsibilities, exert active pressure, and [demanded them] to speak in terms of interests with the world nations in order to pressure the occupation state, and it warned against ignoring the dangers and the bad and ominous consequences of the Judaization of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
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PA Islamic Council: Israeli goal is “Judaizing the Al-Aqsa Mosque and turning it into a synagogue, ahead of the establishment of the alleged Temple on its ruins” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2016
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council: The distancing of guards and employees of the Al-Aqsa Mosque [from the mosque] is a racist policy whose goal is to empty it”
      “The [PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places said yesterday [July 31, 2016] that the barbaric attack by the occupation authorities on the [Jordanian Waqf ] guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Waqf employees who are there constitutes a clear blow to the Waqf and its employees, and an attempt to disrupt them in their work at the mosque in order to implement additional Judaization plans… Secretary-General of the Council Hanna Issa addressed the Israeli extremism, which is expressed in determining facts on the ground by Judaizing the Al-Aqsa Mosque and turning it into a synagogue, ahead of the establishment of the alleged Temple on its ruins. He noted that the Judaization plan and steps at the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount) are gaining momentum, as if the Israeli occupation state – with the help of its settlers and extremists – is in a race against time to realize the Jewish dream: the establishment of the Temple as soon as possible.”
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PA Prime Minister: Jerusalem is Palestinian “eternal capital”, that has “activities of erasure, fabrication, and Judaization being perpetrated in it” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2016
     Headline: “Hamdallah warned of the dangerous consequences of what the occupation state is perpetrating in Jerusalem”
“[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah warned yesterday [June 5, 2016] of the dangerous consequences of what the occupation forces in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied Palestinian land are perpetrating. Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud announced: ‘The prime minister emphasized that the entire region will not enjoy security, peace, or stability without the return of occupied Jerusalem, and that no Palestinian will agree to any solution, even one that includes the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, if the entire East Jerusalem is not its capital.’ Al-Mahmoud added: ‘The prime minister said that the false ceremonies being held by the occupation authorities under false names and titles cannot hide the terrible truth and the painful memory which are the tragedy of the occupation of our eternal capital, and the activities of erasure, fabrication, and Judaization being perpetrated in it.’”
Speakers at PLO ceremony call to “prevent Israel from erasing its [Jerusalem’s] Arab and Islamic identity” and to prevent “division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 2, 2016
Headline: “Qalqilya: The Arab Liberation Front honored the excelling students in the Jerusalem Culture Competition”
     “Spokesmen at the ceremony organized by the Arab Liberation Front (i.e., member of PLO, based in Iraq) in the Qalqilya district to honor the students who won in the study regarding Jerusalem culture in 2015-2016… called to give attention to Jerusalem in order to emphasize our right to it, to prevent Israel from erasing its Arab and Islamic identity, and to prevent the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza by areas and times. Qalqilya District Governor Hassam Abu Hamda and Qalqilya Mayor Othman Daoud were present at the event. Daoud praised the excelling students and their achievements, and said that the [Arab Liberation] Front’s interest and their scientific research, and the fact that it held a ceremony to honor the winners is proof of the good education it received under the leader Saddam Hussein, who continued to adhere to his principles and the Palestinian cause until his death as a Martyr.”

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount, what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. However, Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎ changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, which means Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but cannot pray there or engage in any type of worship.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs demands Arab nations defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque from “invasions” and “decisions of the Jewish rabbis to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque and defile it with Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) ceremonies” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 6, 2016
     Headline: “Ida’is: [Muhammad’s] Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven emphasize the Arab [nature] of Jerusalem and its [Palestinian] nature”
“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is demanded of the Arab and Islamic nations that they defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque, stand determinedly against the settlers’ invasions, and come out against the legal decisions of the Jewish rabbis to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque and defile it with Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) ceremonies. In a radio interview yesterday… Ida’is emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs only to the Muslims, no matter how many forgeries and fabrications the occupation state makes.”
Note: The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion."
Islamic-Christian Council: Israel threatens the Al-Aqsa Mosque with “Judaization,” is excavating under the Mosque’s foundations to “collapse and destroy it”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Islamic-Christian [Council] blessed the anniversary of [Prophet Muhammad’s] Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven, and warned against the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and its Judaization”
     “The Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places… warned in its announcement of the Judaization and destruction the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary is facing, as the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza to hold Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayers and dances have now become a daily matter, along with the continued excavation of tunnels under the foundations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, which threaten to [cause it to] collapse and destroy it.”

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount – all of which they consider to be an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque - an "invasion." When Jews enter the Temple Mount, they only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the mosque.
PLO accuses Israel of “invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and attempts to impose the occupation’s falsified reality and falsify the history and culture of Jerusalem” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2016
Headline: “The [PLO] Executive Committee decided to immediately implement decisions of the [PLO] Central Council to limit the relations with the occupation”
     “The PLO Executive Committee welcomed the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decision to refuse attempts to falsify history and to emphasize the true and natural Arab Islamic character of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (UNESCO referred to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Buraq Wall in their decision, and mentioned their sanctity to the Muslims, ignoring the names “Temple Mount” and “Western Wall,” and the sanctity of these places to the Jews –Ed.). Likewise, the committee called on the international organization to act to end the daily violations of the holy sites, expressed by invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and attempts to impose the occupation’s falsified reality and falsify the history and culture of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Palestinian state and its people.”
PA government warns of Israeli “schemes” to “completely take over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Judaize them” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2016
     “During its weekly meeting in Ramallah yesterday [April 21, 2016]… the [PA] government warned of the dangerous calls of the alleged [Jewish] Temple extremist groups and organizations for mass participation in increased invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza as the Jewish holiday season begins, and to organize Talmudic activities on the mosque’s plaza. This is part of the aggressive schemes of the Israeli occupation government, meant to completely take over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Judaize them. The [PA] government called on its people in the interior (i.e., Israel) and everyone who can come to Jerusalem to do so, and said to be constantly present in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there in order to retaliate to every possible attack against it.”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
PA Islamic-Christian Council: Jews/Israel's "main objective is to reinforce the Judaization of the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza]… in preparation for the establishment of the alleged Temple on its ruins” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council: The settler wedding at the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] is dangerous Judaization”
     “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places stated today, Wednesday [April 13, 2016], that the fact that extremist settlers held their wedding ceremony within the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] is a very dangerous step, whose main objective is to reinforce the Judaization of the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] and Jewish rights to it… It noted that the Jews are trying to turn the Al-Aqsa Mosque into a synagogue, in order to hold their religious ceremonies, in preparation for the establishment of the alleged Temple on its ruins.”
Fatah official claims there are "Israeli attempts to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 6, 2016
Headline: "Al-Qawasmi: The settlers' invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque are an Israeli crime that we will not ignore"
     "Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi stated that the invasions by the extremist settlers, led by the extremist [Yehuda] Glick, of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza constitute a crime against the Islamic holy sites and the Palestinian people's rights, a scandalous violation of international law, a gross offense against Muslim sensibilities and harming of their rights to their blessed mosque, and an Israeli attempt to establish facts on the ground and turn the settlers' invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque into a routine matter – which will not happen under any circumstances. In a press statement, Al-Qawasmi emphasized that the Palestinian people will come out against Israeli attempts to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and establish facts on the ground under different slogans. Likewise, he emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza will remain an Islamic mosque and nothing else, and that it is a red line [that cannot be crossed]. He also added that any attempt to change the status quo before and after the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 will lead to a complete explosion of the situation in the occupied territories."

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion."
Head of PA Jerusalem council: Israel "Judaize[s]" holy sites "to prove to the world" that the land is theirs 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 17, 2016
"Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa stated… 'The Israeli occupation has stolen a large part of our cultural heritage and worked to Judaize it and change the names of the holy sites in order to find a place for itself on this land and to prove to the world that it [the land] has belonged to its forefathers for thousands of years, especially since it has media outlets working to forge history. We are not afraid of our heritage being eroded, but rather of it being stolen by the Israeli occupation.'"
Islamic Council Sec-Gen: Israel “has stolen a large part of our cultural heritage and worked to Judaize it” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 17, 2016
     Headline: Issa: "The Palestinian national culture is a field day for international greed"
"Secretary-General of the PA’s Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa stated…
'The Israeli occupation has stolen a large part of our cultural heritage and worked to Judaize it and change the names of the holy sites in order to find a place for itself on this land and to prove to the world that it [the land] has belonged to its forefathers for thousands of years, especially since it has media outlets working to forge history. We are not afraid of our heritage being eroded, but rather of it being stolen by the Israeli occupation.'"
PLO refers to the terror wave as “peaceful”; warns of Israel’s “war crimes” and its plans for “Judaization” and “history falsification” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2016
     Headline: “The [PLO] Executive Committee emphasized its adherence to serious dialogue as the only means to overcome the obstacles preventing the end of the rift [between Fatah and Hamas]”
“The PLO Executive Committee blessed the efforts being led by France to bring about an international peace conference during a meeting yesterday evening [Feb. 4, 2016], led by President Mahmoud Abbas and held in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah…
Following is the text of the notice published by the committee: The PLO Executive Committee blessed the peaceful popular uprising (i.e., reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks) and our people’s legendary resolve in defending itself from the Israeli aggression and war crimes being perpetrated by the occupation authorities against our Palestinian people.
The Executive Committee expressed appreciation of President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families whose pure sons’ bodies are being held by the occupation authority (i.e., terrorists who were killed during their attacks), and blessed the great effort being made by the president to compel the [Israeli] government to release the Martyrs’ bodies…
At the same time, the committee warned against the Israeli government’s plan to allocate a mixed prayer plaza for Jewish men and women southwest of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in a plaza between the southern corner of the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Mughrabi Gate, and also against the other plans of Judaization and history falsification.”

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PA Jerusalem Council: Israel plans to “Judaize” and “desecrate” the Al-Aqsa Mosque and other Islamic sites, in order to take them over and “establishing the alleged Temple on its [the Mosque’s] ruins”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 11, 2016
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council warns: A new synagogue next to the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
    “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places stated today, Thursday [Feb. 11, 2016] that the Israeli plan to build a large synagogue under the Hammam Al-Ayn Waqf (i.e., a waqf is an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law), a few meters below the western part of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, is Israeli intransigence to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque and desecrate its sanctity. In a notice, the council described the new plan for the synagogue as ‘a real threat that is added to all the horrors and dangers surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, its Islamic history, and its Arab culture’… Secretary General of the council Hanna Issa said that [the building of] a synagogue and the hundreds of Judaization plans, which target the Al-Aqsa Mosque and everything Arab in occupied Jerusalem, are ‘Israeli methods, by which the occupation state strives to Judaize the blessed [Al-Aqsa] Mosque, by coordinated efforts for excavating tunnels underneath it, taking over its Islamic landmarks… and turning them into synagogues and Judaization centers, and opening the gates of the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque to extremists and settlers in order to desecrate it, and eventually completely take it over, in preparation for turning it into a synagogue and establishing the alleged Temple on its ruins.’ It should be noted that the synagogue will be stablished in place of an Islamic endowment, which has ancient Islamic archeological remnants, at the site of the Hammam Al-Ayn Waqf, under the ground and very close to the western part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
PA Council: Israeli plan to build synagogue at Islamic site is “Judaization” and “desecration” of the the Al-Aqsa Mosque, first step to “establishing the alleged Temple on its ruins” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 11, 2016
     “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places stated today, Thursday [Feb. 11, 2016] that the Israeli plan to build a large synagogue under the waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) Hammam Al-Ayn [Cultural Center], a few meters below the western part of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza constitute Israeli intransigence to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque and desecrate its sanctity. In a notice, the council described the new plan for the synagogue as ‘a real threat that is added to all the horrors and dangers surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque, its Islamic history, and its Arab culture’… Secretary General of the council Hanna Issa said that [the building of] a synagogue and the hundreds of Judaization plans, which target the Al-Aqsa Mosque and everything Arab in occupied Jerusalem, are ‘Israeli methods, by which the occupation state strives to Judaize the blessed [Al-Aqsa] Mosque, by coordinated efforts for excavating tunnels underneath it, taking over its Islamic landmarks… and turning them into synagogues and Judaization centers, and opening the gates of the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque to extremists and settlers in order to desecrate it, and eventually completely take it over, in preparation for turning it into a synagogue and establishing the alleged Temple on its ruins.’ It should be noted that the synagogue will be stablished in place of a waqf, which has ancient Islamic archeological remnants, at the site of the waqf the Hammam Al-Ayn, under the ground and very close to the western part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

The Hammam Al-Ayn Cultural Center is a site with public baths dating from the 1300s and which were in use as such until the early 1970s. In 1998 it was renovated by Al-Quds University and it now serves as a cultural center. The site is considered a waqf by Palestinians/Muslims - an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law.
Fatah official: Palestinians carrying out terror wave because holy sites are being “desecrated” and the land is being “Judaized” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2016
Headline: “A delegation of the Jenin district and the Fatah Central Committee express condolences over the [death] of the Martyrs of Qabatiya”
     “Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan, Fatah Central Committee members, [Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, and [Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Foreign Branches] Jamal Muhaisen, representatives of Fatah’s West Bank branches and heads of the security establishment… expressed condolences over the death of the three Martyrs (Shahids) from Qabatiya – Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Muhammad Kmeil and Ahmad Zakarneh – in Jerusalem who were shot by the occupation...
Mahmoud Al-Aloul stated in a speech he gave in the name of the [Fatah] Central Committee… that our people is demonstrating its unity and its strength against the occupation every day. He added that our people is a group of heroes, all of them like the three Martyrs, who were brought up on the love of the homeland and sacrifice for it, and it is not strange that our people is making sacrifices when it sees its holy sites desecrated and its land Judaized.”

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PA Foreign Ministry: Israel has long term plot to take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and “Judaize Jerusalem”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2015
Headline: “[PA] Foreign Ministry: Israel is taking advantage of the situation in the region in order to complete the Judaization of Jerusalem”
     “The [PA] Foreign Ministry condemned the all-out war being waged by the Israeli government, together with extreme Jewish organizations, against Jerusalem and its holy sites, the Jerusalem ‘Sanctuary’ (i.e., the Temple Mount) foremost, in order to completely Judaize Jerusalem and steal it from the Palestinian people, including the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque… The ministry stated: ‘The Israeli government is carrying out a planned occupation plot, prepared in advance and carried out in stages, to impose Israeli sovereignty over the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. This plot has been going on since the beginning of Jerusalem’s occupation by Israel in 1967, and it is taking advantage of the current situation in the Arab region and the preoccupation of the [Arab] countries and the world with it [the current situation], in order to escalate its activities and accelerate the implementation of its plots against the Jerusalem ‘Noble Sanctuary.’’”
Fatah calls on Palestinians to “carry out Ribat and protect the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque” from “Judaization” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2015
Headline: “Fatah calls on our people to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “The Fatah movement warned the Israeli government of the consequences of the Jewish extremist organizations’ calls to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque on what is called ‘the holiday of Hannukah,’ and called on our people to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and protect the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
[Fatah] movement Spokesperson Osama Al-Qawasmi stated yesterday: ‘The latest statements of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which were leaked, in which he spoke of his ability to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque, are decisive proof of this extreme government’s true malicious intentions, and additional proof of the fact that the Al-Aqsa Mosque invasions are being carried out as part of the occupation government’s clear plan to carry out the plot of dividing the Al-Aqsa Mosque by areas and times. The Fatah movement again emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a red line, and that we will under no circumstances allow this Judaization project of our holiest of holies. Likewise, it called to the Arab brothers to take responsibility for what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territories.”

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion."

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews.
Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.
Israeli construction in Wailing Wall plaza is a “callous attack against the Islamic holy sites” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2015
Headline: “The [PLO] Executive Committee: The building of Jewish facilities on the Al-Buraq plaza (i.e., the Western Wall) is a callous attack against the Islamic holy sites”
     “The PLO Executive Committee warned against the grave dangers of the occupation municipality’s promise to build Jewish facilities on the Al-Buraq (i.e., Western Wall) plaza in Jerusalem. The committee emphasized that this is a callous attack against the Islamic holy sites, their uniqueness, and their position among the Palestinian people, and the Arab and Islamic peoples. During its meeting yesterday [Dec. 5, 2015] in the presidential compound in Ramallah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, in the presence of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the committee tasked the political committee with the establishment of a mechanism for the implementation of the Central Committee that were made last March, including the limitation of security and economic relations with the occupying authority, ‘Israel.’ The committee emphasized that in order to fight all the expressions of terror in the region and the world and defeat them, it is necessary to end the Israeli occupation and establish an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, in the June 4, 1967 borders. This is because the continuation of the occupation feeds all of the types of extremism and violence in the region and the world.”
Abbas’ representative in Moscow: Israel has “policy of Judaization of Jerusalem and desecration of the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” which will lead to “religious war” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 2, 2015
Headline: “Moscow: Marking the international day of solidarity with our people”
      “The Palestinian embassy in Moscow marked the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people with a large ceremony in the heart of the Russian capital, Moscow, with the participation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the European Union’s information office in Moscow, and the Arab League. The [PA] president’s representative, Palestinian Popular Struggle Front Secretary General and PLO Executive Committee Member Ahmed Majdalani... emphasized that the Palestinians agreed to establish their state on about 22% of the historical Palestinian territories. However, Israel did not fulfill all of its obligations regarding the peace process, made light of international regulations and laws, continued its aggressive policies, including expropriation of lands and the expansion of settlement in the Palestinian state’s territories, and implemented its policy of Judaization of Jerusalem and desecration of the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, while attempting to divide it by areas and times, all of which bodes for a religious war whose consequences cannot be predicted."

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