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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.]
Abbas advisor warns of the “Zionist Judaization project against Islamic and Christian holy place” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2014
     “[PA Chairman Abbas’ advisor on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein said that Fatah would not stand idly by while its members are harmed, especially in the city of occupied Jerusalem, the latest [such event] being the arrest of [Fatah Jerusalem] branch member Abir Ziad… Abu Al-Einein called Fatah’s leaders and members the vanguard in the confrontation with the Zionist Judaization project against the Islamic and Christian holy places and the Arab Palestinian presence in Jerusalem. Abu Al-Einein warned of the results of the increasing Israeli escalation in Jerusalem, which is taking place parallel to the elections in which the Israeli parties are immersed, and accused the Israeli parties of using violence against our people in their election campaign. In addition, Abu Al-Einein warned of the policy of the depopulation of the Holy City and of the ethnic cleansing being carried out by the ultra-extremists in the city though the expulsion policy recently adopted by Israel, and the placing of obstacles in the way of the Murabitin (those who carry out Ribat, religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
PA daily op-ed: Jerusalem “is undergoing a process of systematic and uninhibited Judaization” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 19, 2014
Op-ed by Osama Al-Fara, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “Whoever thinks the current events in occupied Jerusalem lack the characteristics of a full Intifada is wrong. So is anyone who thinks that the snowball that began rolling with the abominable crime the settlers perpetrated against Muhammad Abu Khdeir can be stopped without stopping its true causes. Likewise, whoever thinks the Intifada will be geographically confined to Jerusalem is also wrong, and whoever thinks it is the result of a decision, and that it can be contained with another decision, has not read the history [books] well. The events that have occurred in Jerusalem and its environs in the past few weeks, characterized by run-over [incidents] and stabbings, indicate that the Palestinian citizen can no longer tolerate the settlers’ riots and that the occupation government’s scheme to divide Al-Aqsa according to time and place has crossed all red lines, meaning that Palestinian action is inevitable..."
 
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Qalqilya governor warns of “official Israeli attacks” against Al-Aqsa Mosque “aimed at completing the Judaization of Jerusalem” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2014
In a speech on Oct. 17, 2014, Mahmoud Abbas called on all Palestinians to "carry out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from being "defiled" by Israel. PA TV broadcast that specific part of Abbas' speech 19 times in 3 days . In the same vein, the governor of Qalqilya states that Palestinians are carrying out Ribat to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque under the orders of Abbas:
     “During a popular and official meeting, Qalqilya District Governor Rafe' Rawajbeh inaugurated the campaign of Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) for Jerusalem and for the Murabitin (those who carry out Ribat) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque… Rawajbeh summarized the systematic schemes, official Israeli attacks and the attacks of the settlers on Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, which are aimed at completing the Judaization of Jerusalem and the division of Al-Aqsa according to time and space.
He said: ‘Our campaign today is [being carried out] at the command and under the guidance of the President [Mahmoud Abbas], in order to defend Al-Aqsa and because of the Israeli attacks and schemes to divide it according to space and time. In addition, it comes in view of the fact that some of our brothers are continuing to carry out Ribat inside Al-Aqsa in order to defend its history and the rights of the Muslims.’

Note: The physical division and division according to time 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 implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.
PA National Security Forces: Muslim holy places in danger of “Judaization” 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces, Nov. 2, 2014

Text: “Cartoon of the day: The Zionist enterprise”

The cartoon shows an hourglass in which the Dome of the Rock is “running out” and turning into “Solomon’s alleged Temple” at the bottom of the hourglass.

Note: This cartoon was published a few days after Mutaz Hijazi, an Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner, attempted to murder Rabbi Yehuda Glick. Rabbi Glick is the Chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation that works to increase awareness of the central place the Temple Mount and the Temple hold in Jewish heritage through educational activities and by encouraging people to visit the Temple Mount. Rabbi Glick was seriously wounded in the shooting attack (Oct. 29, 2014).
Official PA daily cartoon: Muslim holy places are in danger 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2014


Text: “Division according to time…”

Note: The physical division and division according to time 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 implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.
PA TV libel: Israel “implant[s] fake Jewish graves” in Jerusalem “to support… [their] fake Judaization stories” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 27, 2014
Official PA TV report alleging that Israel has been placing fake graves in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem (near the site of the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives):
Official PA TV reporter: “The list of the means the occupation [uses] to Judaize the Holy City is long. It includes implanting fake Jewish graves in the land of the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem, in an attempt to create props and décor to support [their] false claims and fake Judaization stories about this land. Here, in the Wadi Al-Rababa neighborhood of Silwan, north of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the occupation began implanting, three years ago, dozens of fake graves in an area of over 60 dunams – just as it had done in other neighborhoods, where it implanted thousands of fake graves.
Mustafa Abu Zahra, head of the Committee for the Maintenance of Muslim Cemeteries in Jerusalem: “Israel is still falsifying its history and the facts, and places fake graves on the ground. It digs ditches, pours concrete over them, then lays a stone on top and covers it with dirt to make it look hundreds or thousands of years old.”
Official PA TV reporter: “The occupation brought new stones and inscribed Hebrew names on them. It claims these graves are thousands of years old, even though the reinforced concrete is new and the residents of this area have witnessed this crime of forgery… The occupation is Judaizing Jerusalem like an octopus. Here it implants graves, there settlement nests – in an attempt to prove its [longtime] presence on this land. Being a forgery, it is bound to fail.”
Proposed bill allowing Jews to pray on Temple Mount is “a new phase of Judaization” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2014
     “[During its weekly meeting] the [PA] government warned of the Israeli Parliament’s decision to vote on a bill to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque according to areas and times, by equating the Jews’ right to worship in the Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount) to that of the Muslims and assigning fixed areas and times for prayers and religious ceremonies. This bill bars the Palestinians from demonstrating and protesting against [the division] by employing [the threat of] punishment. If it passes in the Israeli Parliament and is ratified, the Al-Aqsa Mosque will enter a new phase of Judaization, more dangerous than previous ones. [This] will pave the way for strengthening [Israeli] control over it and for realizing the scheme to destroy it and construct the ‘alleged Temple’ in its place.”

Note: The physical division and division according to time 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 implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.
Former PA president discusses “Judaization” of Al-Aqsa Mosque on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 22, 2014

Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour hosted Rawhi Fattouh, former Speaker of the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) and President of the Palestinian Authority (2004-2005), on the subject of “Judaization” of Al-Aqsa Mosque:
     “There will be an awful explosion. This explosion will be unlike that of the first Intifada (i.e., the first Palestinian wave of violence against Israel, 1988-1993) and that of the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), for [Israel is now] striking the Palestinian holy places, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
 

PA daily op-ed warns of Israel’s “Judaization and destruction scheme” in Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily:
     “Since the start of the occupation of the territories of the Palestinian state on June 4, 1967, East Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, have played a central role in [Israel’s] Judaization and destruction scheme. The fire [in the Al-Aqsa Mosque] on August 21, 1968 (sic., the fire was in 1969), was nothing other than the beginning of a long, multi-stage process aimed toward arriving at what is being prepared at the present political moment. The Netanyahu government, the 19th Knesset (Israeli Parliament), the Judaizing Zionist organizations and the herds of settlers are systematically acting to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque according to time and place. in addition, they are acting to lead world public opinion astray [by claiming] that the ‘Jews’ have a right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that the so-called Third Temple is ‘located’ in the same place – the site of one of the most important holy places in Islam. Furthermore, they are also acting to prepare world public opinion for the complete destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the annexation of all of East Jerusalem by the Israeli ethnic cleansing state, the advancement of the option of transferring the Palestinians and the derailing of the two-state solution according to the June 4, 1967 borders.”

Notes: The fire in the Al-Aqsa Mosque – In 1969, Michael Rohan, a deranged Australian Christian, set fire to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. For years, the Palestinian Authority has falsely accused Israel of setting the fire.

The physical division and division according to time 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 implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.
PA TV: Israel carrying out "crime of... Judaization" in Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 28, 2014
Official PA TV News report on the Judaization of Jerusalem
Official PA TV reporter
: “This is a total war to uproot the indigenous owners and children of this land by various means of exile. [A war] to eradicate its history, holy places and heritage, to settle foreigners [in their place] and give them a new character (i.e., as indigenous), hand in hand with the crime of the ongoing Judaization of the city [Jerusalem].”
Fatah: Al-Aqsa Mosque “subjected to intentional Judaization measures” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 17, 2014
     “[Fatah spokesman Osama] Al-Qawasmi said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plazas have been subjected to intentional Judaization measures for decades, and that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s extreme right-wing government is seeking to divide it physically and according to time, as at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron. This government carries out all forms of organized terrorism against the holy places, the Palestinian people in general and our residents of occupied Jerusalem in particular, with the aim of obliterating the Holy City’s Arab, Muslim and Christian character and building the alleged Temple over the ruins of Al-Aqsa.”

Note: The physical division and division according to time 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 implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.
Abbas advisor calls on Palestinians to "perform Ribat" to "save the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the ‎schemes of Judaization" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2014
‎     “The [PA’s] Supreme Shari’a Judge and ‎Advisor to President [Mahmoud Abbas] on ‎Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud ‎Al-Habbash, called on the Arab and ‎Islamic governments and nations to work ‎seriously to save the Al-Aqsa Mosque ‎from the schemes of Judaization and the ‎division being planned by the occupation ‎authorities, [which are] similar to what ‎happened at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., ‎The Tomb of the patriarchs in Hebron). [Al-‎Habbash’s statement came] in view of the ‎rise in the number of cases of desecration ‎of Al-Aqsa by the settlers, and in light of ‎the fact that the occupation authorities ‎have closed its doors to Muslims, with the ‎aim of allowing the settlers to invade it. Al-‎Habbash emphasized that the actions of ‎extremist settlers, Israeli MPs and senior ‎Israeli officials, such as the terrorist [Israeli ‎MP] Moshe Feiglin are doing, will not give ‎any right whatsoever to the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque to non-Muslims, and this could ‎trigger a religious war that would destroy ‎everything. He also emphasized that ‎those who are not Palestinian have no ‎sovereignty over Al-Aqsa, or over any of ‎the Islamic and Christian religious sites, ‎and the right to them belongs exclusively ‎to the Arabs and Muslims... Al-‎Habbash called on the residents of ‎Jerusalem, the Palestinian territories ‎occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) and on ‎anyone capable [of doing so] to go to the ‎Al-Aqsa Mosque to defend it, pray in it and ‎perform Ribat (i.e. religious conflict/war to ‎defend Islamic lands and property) in its ‎plazas, in order to thwart the Zionist plan ‎to divide it.”‎

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PLO official: Israel is implementing “dangerous plots” against Al-Aqsa Mosque with the goal of “Judaizing Jerusalem” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 6, 2014
     “PLO Executive Committee Member [and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs] Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ said the occupation authorities’ attempt to enforce a physical division and [division] according to time (i.e., of prayer times for Jews and Muslims) of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and prevent worshipers from entering it… constitute a crime that joins the [list of the] occupation’s crimes against the mosque.
In a press release yesterday [Aug. 5, 2014], Abu Alaa described the escalating aggression and [increasing] violations of the occupation government in the Holy City and the Al-Aqsa Mosque [that are being perpetrated] by force of arms, as a religious war aimed at completely Judaizing Jerusalem and beginning the implementation of its dangerous plots against the sites holy to Islam and Christianity and against the Al-Aqsa Mosque – heralding a dangerous explosion of the situation, for which the occupation government will be held accountable.”

Note: The “physical division and [division] according to time” 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 implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.
PA daily: Israel’s dream is to “Judaize ‎Palestine and expel the Muslims and ‎Christians”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2014
Op-ed by Ibrahim Abd Al-Majid:‎
‎     “They destroyed the mosque of our lord ‎Jonah [the prophet] in Nineveh. Islamic ‎State, IS, blew it up, along with all the ‎other mosques that contained shrines of ‎saints... And so we have been living, for ‎around half a century, in a new age of ‎ignorance of religion. This [ignorance] has ‎peaked in [recent] years, with the radical ‎terrorists of IS and those like them, who ‎were created by Israel and the US, and ‎are paving the way for Israel to act like ‎them. And if not today, then tomorrow. ‎‎[Israel’s] dream is to Judaize Palestine, ‎and to expel the Muslims and ‎Christians. And IS is no better than it ‎‎[Israel]! And Israel is no less than IS!‎"
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ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) - is an unrecognized state and jihadist group that has conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria. It has declared itself a Caliphate, thereby claiming religious authority over all Muslims; its goal is to bring much of the Middle East, including Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Cyprus under its control.
PA daily op-ed: Israel expropriates and ‎Judaizes land 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for official PA daily"
     ‎“There is not a single Palestinian patriot ‎who opposes any form of resistance, ‎especially armed resistance. Firstly, ‎because it is the right of the Palestinian ‎Arab people to employ all forms of struggle ‎until its national goals are realized. ‎Secondly, in 1975, international law (i.e., ‎UN Resolution 3236 of 1974, which ‎reaffirmed the “right of the Palestinian ‎people to regain its rights by all means in ‎accordance with the purposes and ‎principles of the Charter of the United ‎Nations) guaranteed [the right of] ‎Palestinians to employ all forms of ‎struggle. Thirdly, the Israeli occupation ‎and aggression state refuses to accept the ‎option of peace and the two-state solution ‎according to the June 4, 1967 borders, ‎‎[but instead] launches one war after the ‎other, invades and perpetrates the most ‎heinous forms of Holocaust against the ‎Palestinian people in the West Bank, ‎Gaza and the diaspora… In addition, it ‎continues its construction projects in its ‎colonies, through the expropriation and ‎Judaization of lands, rejecting and ‎ignoring international laws and ‎regulations. As long as [this continues,] ‎the Palestinians have the right to defend ‎themselves in all ways guaranteed by ‎international laws and norms.”‎

Note: PA leaders and officials have legitimized ‎Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution ‎‎3236 which "recognizes the right of the ‎Palestinian people to regain its rights by all ‎means." The PA interprets "all means" as ‎including violence against civilians, but has ‎chosen to ignore the continuation of the ‎resolution which states that the use of "all ‎means" should be "in accordance w
Fatah official: Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque are "facing a threat of Judaization on an ‎unprecedented scale" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 14, 2014
Official PA TV News interviewed Fatah ‎Revolutionary Council Secretary-General ‎Amin Maqbul ‎
Fatah Revolutionary Council Secretary-‎General Amin Maqbul: “Jerusalem is ‎currently facing a threat of Judaization on ‎an unprecedented scale. The Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque is being subjected to division ‎according to times and places [for Jews’ ‎and Muslims’ visits to the Temple Mount]. ‎Jerusalem is in real danger; these are not ‎‎[empty] cries [for help] emerging from ‎Jerusalem, for there is real danger there, ‎everywhere in Jerusalem – at [the] Al-‎Aqsa [Mosque] and all the places in ‎Jerusalem that are undergoing ‎Judaization on an unprecedented scale. ‎This escalates [the situation] at a crazy ‎‎[rate], because of the occupation.”‎
This is clear, as we see desecrations of ‎the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound every day ‎‎– the last of which was the female dancer ‎who danced in the Al-Aqsa plaza – by the ‎Zionists, who are working to Judaize ‎Jerusalem.‎
Indeed, the next battle is the Jerusalem ‎battle – a battle which has actually been ‎‎[going on] all this time, and for which ‎Yasser Arafat died as a Martyr (Shahid) as ‎a result of his adherence to Jerusalem ‎and his refusal to give up a single piece or ‎grain of earth from the holy city of ‎Jerusalem. That was in accordance with ‎what happened and what was achieved at ‎the second Camp David [Summit].”‎
PFLP justifies kidnapping of 3 teens as a "natural response" to Israel's "ethnic cleansing" and "Judaization" of Jerusalem 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 14, 2014
‎     “Popular Front [for the Liberation of ‎Palestine] Political Bureau member and ‎Head of the Popular Front Branch in Gaza ‎Jamil Mazhar said that the Hebron ‎operation (i.e., the kidnapping of three ‎Israeli teens on June 12, 2014) – if it ‎‎[indeed] turns out to be a kidnapping – ‎was part of the natural response to the ‎occupation’s crimes against our people ‎and the prisoners in the occupation ‎prisons. In a statement to the local press, ‎Mazhar said: ‘In light of its ethnic ‎cleansing in Jerusalem, its Judaization, ‎settlement and abuse of prisoners, the ‎occupation cannot expect our people to sit ‎quietly and idly. It is the right of the ‎resistance to continue the struggle in all ‎forms, in order to force it [Israel] to accede ‎to the resistance’s conditions and the ‎demands of the heroic prisoners who ‎have been maintaining an empty stomach ‎campaign (i.e., hunger strike) for the last ‎‎52 days, to bring about the cancellation of ‎the administrative detentions and protect ‎their dignity and rights.’‎
Mazhar added that the prisoners have a ‎right to enjoy freedom and to being with ‎their families and our people, because ‎they are freedom fighters. It is our duty ‎towards them [to ensure that] the ‎resistance factions intensify their activities ‎and kidnap soldiers, because this is the ‎only and most efficient way to free them, ‎as the resistance has taught us many ‎times in the past…‎
Mazhar demanded that the PLO protect ‎the resistance and give it a free hand, [that ‎it] not restrain or persecute it, and to ‎immediately cease the security ‎cooperation with this criminal occupation.”‎

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DFLP justifies kidnapping of 3 teens as a "natural reaction" to the "siege and Judaization of Jerusalem" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 14, 2014
     ‎“The National Resistance Brigades, the ‎military wing of the Democratic Front for ‎the Liberation of Palestine [DFLP], said ‎that the daring operation in Hebron (i.e., ‎the kidnapping of three Israeli teens on ‎June 12, 2014) was a natural reaction to ‎the crimes of the Israeli occupation ‎against the Palestinian people and the ‎continuation of the settlement, siege and ‎Judaization of Jerusalem…‎
In a statement, of which Ma’an obtained a ‎copy, the Brigades emphasized that the ‎taking of the three Israel settlers in Hebron ‎proves the weakness of the occupation ‎and its misgivings, despite the fact that it ‎possesses the most lethal and destructive ‎weapons. The Brigades saluted the ‎executors of the heroic operation, and all ‎the members of the Palestinian ‎resistance.”‎

Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction.

The DFLP (Democratic Front for the ‎Liberation of Palestine) has carried out ‎numerous terror attacks. For details, click "full article."
PLO official: Jerusalem lights festival "incite[s] to the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2014
     “PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa‘… condemned the opening, for the sixth consecutive year, of the Jewish Festival of Lights in Jerusalem, organized by the Israeli occupation municipality, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and the so-called Jerusalem Development Authority. In addition, he warned of the dangers and implications of the projects, events and light shows included in this Judaization festival, which present Talmudic stories aimed at concealing the Arab and Islamic culture and the cultural identity of the Holy City. In addition, [he said that] these events incite to the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the construction of the alleged Temple on its ruins.”
Abbas advisor: Israel has "schemes to obliterate ‎Jerusalem's landmarks and it" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 12, 2014
     ‎“Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme ‎Shari’ah Judge and the President’s ‎‎[Mahmoud Abbas’] Advisor on Religious ‎and Islamic Affairs, condemned the flying ‎of a small plane equipped with a camera ‎over the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque by a ‎settler. He described this as a step toward ‎‎[the mosque’s] bombing.‎
The Supreme Shari’ah Judge explained ‎that the plot to bomb the blessed Al-Aqsa ‎‎[Mosque] using a remote control plane ‎bearing large quantities of explosives, or ‎with a small plane piloted by a Jewish ‎suicide bomber, exists in the thought and ‎schemes of Jewish extremist groups. This ‎has been confirmed by the Israeli media in ‎recent years. ‎
Al-Habbash said that the danger hanging ‎over the Al-Aqsa Mosque obligates the ‎international community and the Arab and ‎Islamic world to intervene urgently and ‎quickly, in order to force the Israeli ‎occupation authorities to halt their crimes ‎against the places holy to Islam in ‎Palestine, especially the blessed Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque. He reiterated his call to Arabs and ‎Muslims in the world to visit the Holy City ‎and the holy places more frequently, in ‎order to protect them from the occupation’s ‎schemes to obliterate its [Jerusalem’s] ‎landmarks and judaize it.”‎
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