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Jerusalem under assault
Jerusalem is "land of Ribat" - holy Islamic land
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]
Jerusalem is "land of Ribat" - holy Islamic land
The Palestinian Authority has adopted the Hamas ideology of framing the conflict with Israel as a religious war for Allah. Jerusalem and all of Israel are defined as "Ribat" - holy Islamic land - whose "liberation" and defense are said to be mandatory under Islamic law. The significance of the PA defining the conflict as “Ribat” is clear when reading how a PA schoolbook defines “Ribat":

"The Ribat for Allah is one of the actions related to Jihad ...The persistence of Palestine's people on their land in these days [i.e., Israel], and their persistence against the damage and the aggression they endure - is one of the greatest of the Ribat [fighting for Islamic land], and they are worthy of a great reward from Allah.... they are found in Ribat until Resurrection." [Islamic Education, grade 12, p. 86-87]

Since 2008, Palestinian leaders have frequently defined all of Israel, and particularly Jerusalem, as land of "Ribat" - i.e., areas which Muslims have a religious obligation to defend and liberate for Islam. In the past, it was specifically Hamas that defined the conflict with Israel as a religious war. Now, the PA - Fatah leadership regularly presents its war against Israel as a religious battle for Islam.
Fatah: US embassy move "will open the gates of hell" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will open the gates of hell”
     “The Fatah Movement said that if the American embassy is transferred to East Jerusalem (a Jerusalem location for the embassy has not yet been specified –Ed.), the gates of hell will open in the region and in the world. It added that this will prevent any chance of peace and stability in the region.
Fatah Revolutionary Council member and spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi emphasized on Saturday evening [Jan. 14, 2017] in a press statement that East Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state according to the law, the international institutions, and the UN resolutions regarding our issue, the last of which was [UN Security Council] Resolution 2334.
Al-Qawasmi emphasized that Fatah, the Palestinian people, and all free people in the world will not allow this step to pass. [He added that it] ‘harms our history, our religion, our cultural heritage, and our legal right to our land and to our holy sites,’ and that ‘We will defend our Jerusalem and our land, no matter how many sacrifices will be required.’”
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PA Mufti warns "Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent" on issue of embassy move; Abbas turns to Putin for help 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] mufti emphasized that the Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent if Trump takes this step – the [PA] president calls on Putin to aid in preventing the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem”
     "PLO Executive Committee Secretary[-General] Saeb Erekat said yesterday [Jan. 13, 2017] that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help prevent the US from transferring its embassy to Israel (sic., to Jerusalem). Erekat said that he passed the message from President Abbas to Putin during a visit to Moscow during which he met with [Russian] Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Erekat said: ‘I passed a letter from President Abbas to Putin. Frankly, in it was a request for aid from Putin, after information reached us according to which US President-elect (Donald) Trump will transfer the embassy to Jerusalem, which as far as we are concerned is considered a red line and a serious matter…’
[PA] Mufti of Palestine Sheikh Muhammad Hussein yesterday condemned Trump’s plan to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He viewed it as an attack on Muslims worldwide.
In a Friday sermon that he gave at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Hussein said: ‘The promise of the president-elect [Trump] to transfer the embassy is not only an attack on the Palestinians, but rather on [all of] the Arabs and Muslims. The Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent when they see the aggression realized at the moment of the transfer of the embassy to occupied Jerusalem.’”
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Fatah official: US embassy move will be "a sign of the end of the world" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: "Zaki: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will absolve us of all the agreements and turn Palestine into a war zone"
     "Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not allow the transfer of the American embassy, and will be absolved of the previous decisions and agreements. He also warned against turning Palestine into a war zone if the new American administration decides to transfer it.
Zaki said today, Wednesday [Jan. 11, 2017], in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'The transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem will be a sign of the end of the world.' He added: 'The attack against the place of [Prophet] Muhammad’s Ascent to Heaven and Jesus' resurrection contradicts the religious and international understandings,' and he warned against the terrible dangers whose course cannot be predicted. Zaki emphasized that no power in the world can prevent the Palestinians, Muslims, and Christians as one from carrying out their national obligation to defend their occupied capital, and said: 'There is no Palestinian state without Jerusalem.'
Zaki said that he is convinced that the statements of US President-elect [Donald] Trump that were used during the election campaign cannot be implemented on the ground in Palestine and noted that this trend appeared in the 1960s when [former Israeli Prime Minister David] Ben-Gurion proposed it in order to establish the occupation state in Jerusalem and to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to establish the alleged Temple."
 
Published in Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 11, 2017; and in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017.

 
Abbas’ advisor on religious affairs: If the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem it is “a declaration of war on all Muslims” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 6, 2017


Official PA TV, Friday sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, in the presence of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:  "The new American administration intends to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem. In a simple, calm, and rational manner, in clear words that need no explanation and which are unambiguous: Such a step, for every Muslim, is a declaration of war on all Muslims. It's a declaration of war on all Muslims. We are no one's enemies, and we do not want to be. We are not enemies of the US and we do not want to be. However, when something harms our faith and our existence, we cannot stand by and do nothing. We will not agree to this under any circumstances. This will not pass in silence... The entire Muslim world will not accept it, and the entire Christian world will not accept it. Occupied Jerusalem is our eternal capital, the capital of our existence and the capital of our state. In politics there can be compromises here and there... In politics there can be negotiation. However, in matters of religion, faith, values, ethics, and history, there can be no compromises. Therefore, it isn't possible to compromise on or negotiate over Jerusalem. This of course does not mean that we will prevent anyone from considering Jerusalem their direction of prayer. Our Jerusalem will remain open to all believers as it has been. Open to all of the monotheists."
Mother of PA police officer-turned-terrorist justifies son's attack: Jerusalem demands this, Al-Aqsa Mosque demands this”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 24, 2016
Official PA TV News, on the return and burial of the body of PA police officer terrorist Muhammad Turkeman on Dec. 24, 2016
Mother of PA police officer terrorist Muhammad Turkeman: “It is difficult, but I am proud of him, and I am proud that his brother was a Martyr (Shahid) before him. We have two Martyrs, not one. I am proud of them, they are a crown on my head for my whole life, praise Allah. Palestine demands this, Jerusalem demands this, Al-Aqsa Mosque demands this. Praise Allah. He [Muhammad Turkeman] fasted and prayed, was religious, knew Allah, and walked on His path. He chose His path, and Allah will bless him in his Martyrdom (Shahada).”

Muhammad Turkeman – Palestinian Authority police officer who carried out a shooting attack on Oct. 31, 2016, at a checkpoint near Beit El, at the entrance to Ramallah. Using a Kalashnikov assault rifle, Turkeman shot and wounded 3 Israeli soldiers before being shot and killed by other Israeli soldiers.

Rabia Turkeman, brother of Muhammad Turkeman, was a member of Fatah’s armed wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, and was killed in 2011 during clashes with the Israeli army in Ramallah.
PA Mufti: "Jerusalem and all of Palestine is Islamic land," the Palestinian people "will continue to carry out Ribat at the gates of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 10, 2016


Speech in front of PA top officials, PA ceremony marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad

PA Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Hussein: "We will establish the Palestinian state despite the doubts of the doubters, because the Palestinian people has the solid will, the Jihadi and combative will. This people of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) that will never leave the plaza of Al-Aqsa (i.e., the Temple Mount) and will never leave Jerusalem with all of its Muslim and Christian holy sites. Allah willing, it will continue to carry out Ribat at the gates of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and at the gates of Jerusalem. The call of Monotheism, the call to prayer, will remain loud and heard in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, Jerusalem, and all of Palestine, because all of Palestine is Islamic land.”
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PA officials present at speech: PA Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is, PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and Supreme Shari'ah Judge and Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Fatah: Israeli “searches for the remains of their [Jewish] alleged Temple herald[s] the impending collapse of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Western Wall is Islamic 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 25, 2016

Headline: "The Jerusalem branch [of Fatah] warns of the impending collapse of the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
     "The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement noted that 2,495 settlers have invaded the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of this month [October 2016]. It said that the rate of the settlers' invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque have increased since the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO] resolution, which considers the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall) an Islamic heritage [site] to which Jews have no connection. "

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Abbas’ advisor on religious affairs: The entire Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza has always been a purely Islamic property. Not even the Jews ever claimed ownership of it 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 21, 2016

Friday sermon in presence of PA Chairman Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "Throughout history the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall), its plaza, and all of its facilities, the area of the Dung Gate, and the entire Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount) have been a purely Islamic waqf and a purely Islamic property. And no one, [not] even the Jews, ever claimed - they have not claimed ownership of it before. But [now] they are attempting to change world awareness, and they think they can create a right through occupation."
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Daughter of terrorist: My father was upset when hearing about “attacks and provocations of the settlers and occupation forces against the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque and those carrying out Ribat”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2016
Headline: “Musbah, lover of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, separated from Jerusalem as a Martyr before he was supposed to turn himself in to the occupation’s police”
     “Yesterday morning [Oct. 9, 2016] young Musbah Abu Sbeih, 39, died as a Martyr (Shahid) during an armed clash with [Israeli] security forces after a chase near [the neighborhood of] Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem…
The Martyr’s daughter Iman, 17, said in an exclusive interview with Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that her father dedicated his life to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its defense, and he did not calm down when he heard about the attacks and provocations of the settlers and occupation forces against the Mosque and those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in it, and the occupation authorities punished him several times by distancing [him] (i.e., from the Temple Mount), arresting [him], and they even forbade him from entering Jerusalem where he was born..."

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Fatah official calls on Palestinians and Israeli Arabs to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat there because of Israeli “invasions” on Jewish holidays  
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Sept. 28, 2016
Headline: "Alayan: The occupation is carrying out a policy of ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem"

“Official Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan… called on the Palestinian people in general, and the people of the holy city (i.e., Jerusalem) and our people in the '48 territories (i.e., PA term for Israel) in particular, to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) from the beginning of next week (i.e., the first week of October 2016), in the shadow of the occupation's threats to carry out widespread invasions of the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque as part of what they call their holidays (i.e., Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year) that are expected to occur at the beginning of next week.

Likewise, he emphasized that the presence and the Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza are the highest and bravest form of struggle at this time.

Alayan concluded with a blessing and praise of the people of the holy city who stand firm and carry out Ribat in their city despite the Israeli steps that strive to expel them."

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 minister claims Cave of Patriarchs is a "purely Islamic site," condemns Jewish "invasions" of Al-Aqsa and calls for Ribat 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2016
Headline: “The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque today, and banned the sounding of the call to prayer 49 times during the past month”
     “The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and used the Jewish holidays as an excuse…
[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is condemned the occupation’s decision to close the mosque. He emphasized that it is necessary to act immediately in order to save it and put an end to this and all of the daily violations and attacks. Likewise, he viewed this as ‘an outrageous blow to the Muslims and to the purely Islamic site.’…
He added: ‘In the same way, the occupation continues its policy at the Al-Aqsa Mosque – daily invasions, Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayers, and plans to change the face of the land adjacent to it. [Even] the dead were not saved from its policy, especially in the historical Ma’man Allah (i.e., Mamilla) cemetery, which was and still is subjected to the ugliest attack. It [the occupation] is holding an alcohol drinking festival (i.e., the Jerusalem Beer Festival at Independence Park at the end of August 2016) on its land, and there is no need to mention the digging [in graves], the shattering [of tombstones], and the planting of fake graves.’
Likewise, he called to maintain a permanent presence [at the Al-Aqsa Mosque], and to go up to it and continue [carrying out] Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic).”
[WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2016, Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 4, 2016]

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Abbas’ advisor: “Jerusalem is Arab Palestinian land“ and “Jews have no right” to the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2016
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash said that… Jerusalem is Arab Palestinian land, and only Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians have a right to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, with all of its components and plazas that reach 148 dunams (around 36.5 acres –Ed.), and the Jews have no right to it under any circumstances.”
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is a completely Islamic site, a Muslim waqf, and no one shares their right to it.” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2016
Headline: "Ida'is: The Al-Aqsa Mosque is at the heart of the Palestinian and Jordanian leaderships' interest"

"[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a completely Islamic site, a Muslim waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law), and no one shares their right to it.
Ida'is said that this standpoint regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the standpoint of the Palestinian and Jordanian political leaderships…
During his meeting yesterday [Aug. 16, 2016] with the Imams, preachers, and muezzins (i.e., the people who sound the Muslim call to prayer) of the Jericho and Jordan Valley district mosques, in the village of Nu'eima in the presence of the Director of the Jericho Waqfs Sheikh Muayyad Al-Helo and Director of Investments in the Sheik's office Mahmoud Hamad, Ida'is emphasized that the ministry is taking care to support the mosques and their employees, to appoint capable and talented Imams and preachers… and to prevent incapable preachers from approaching the pulpit and teaching religious matters.
Ida'is said: ‘On the shoulders of the Imams and preachers is the large task of raising the morale, pushing away despair, and strengthening the resolve of the citizens, especially in these difficult times our people is going through, in addition to their calls to maintain the people's unity and its cohesion, and to battle any sign of separation or rupture.'"
Abbas advisor call on Palestinians to carry out "continual Ribat" at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 10, 2016
Headline: "Al-Habbash was updated regarding the suffering of the citizens in the Old City of Hebron"
     "Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] advisor on religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash today, Wednesday [Aug. 10, 2016], described the steps of the Israeli occupation government in the Old City of Hebron as racist. This was said during a tour of the Old City of Hebron in order to be updated regarding the violations and inhuman acts being carried out against the residents of the area by members of the Israeli occupation army and the herds of extremist settlers… Al-Habbash encouraged the citizens to go to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) and carry out continual Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in order to block the way to its takeover by the occupation and its settlers."
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to prevent "Jewish groups" from "invad[ing]" the Mosque on the Jewish day of mourning  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 2, 2016
Headline: “Al-Husseini:  "[...] The Al-Aqsa Mosque and employees are attacked savagely”
       “[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini… called on the city’s people to show solidarity and to help the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s [Jordanian Waqf] guards and employees, particularly at this stage in which they are subjected to arrest and distancing [from the mosque by the occupation]. Likewise, he called to come and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas in the coming days, particularly in light of the calls of the Jewish groups to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the anniversary of what is called the destruction of the Temple (i.e., Tisha B’Av).”
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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.

Tisha B’Av is a Jewish day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE and 70 CE) and the forced exile of most of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.

PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Situation at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is “very dangerous,” "requires the constant presence of the Murabitin" there 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2016
Headline: "Al-Husseini: The peace begins from Jerusalem"
      "[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Governor of the Jerusalem District Adnan Al-Husseini... said that the month of August is the most difficult [month] at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in the holy city, and noted the attention to the tension that is prevailing due to the fact that what is called the Day of the Destruction of the Temple (i.e., Tisha B'Av) is approaching…
He said: 'The matter is very dangerous and requires the constant presence of the Murabitin (i.e., those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’"
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Tisha B’Av is a Jewish day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE and 70 CE) and the forced exile of most of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Palestinians will “continue to carry out unceasing Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque… until the occupation passes" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 29, 2016
Headline: "Ida'is condemned the Israeli attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its guards"
      "The honorable [PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is condemned the fact that the occupation authorities yesterday [July 28, 2016] distanced a number of [Jordanian Waqf] guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and demanded that the Arab and Islamic world act seriously and responsibly to end the violations that are being carried out against them, against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and against the holy city... Likewise, he noted that as is its habit, the occupation is intentionally working to clear the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas and [remove] those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) within it, and to prevent them from entering it, and it is punishing them by all possible means. He emphasized that our people will continue to carry out unceasing Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque... and will continue to be rooted in its Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of its land until the occupation passes."
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PA government condemns “racist” “alleged Temple organizations,” calls on Palestinians to come the the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect it from “invasions,” and carry out Ribat 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2016
     Headline: “The [PA] government emphasizes the leadership’s position on the matter of the Quartet report”
“During its weekly meeting, held yesterday [July 12, 2016] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government emphasized the position of [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] and the leadership, which rejects the Quartet report…
It condemned the racist calls of the alleged Temple organizations and the daily invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza that are welcomed and encouraged by the occupation government, which provides backing and protection to the activities of these extreme organizations and associations. Likewise, it demanded of the international community that it apply pressure to the occupation government which ignores all of the international laws and conventions when it prevents the arrival of Muslims at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to pray, attacks women and distances them from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, hits the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic –Ed.) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and uses weapons against them, and incites settler organizations to invade it. The [PA] government called on our people and everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to carry out Ribat and to pray there at all times, in order to protect it from the settlers and their incessant invasions.”
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PLO calls on Palestinians to “come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat… in order to defend it from the crimes of the settlers, their ongoing invasions, and their defilement of the site” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 11, 2016
Headline: “The [PLO] Department for Jerusalem Affairs criticized the dangerous racist calls of the [Jewish] ‘Temple’ organizations to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
      “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs criticized the dangerous racist calls of the alleged Temple organizations to carry out widespread invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, with the participation of hundreds from the extreme settler gangs… The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs called on our people and everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and pray there all the time, in order to defend it from the crimes of the settlers, their ongoing invasions, and their defilement of the site.”
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"Alleged Temple organizations" refer to religious Jewish movements including the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, The Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount and Students for the Temple Mount, which spread awareness of the importance of the Temple Mount in Judaism and encourage people to visit the site.

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.
Fatah calls on Palestinians “to go to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat there” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 28, 2016
Headline: "Fatah: Stopping the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a religious command and duty"
      "The Palestinian National Freedom Movement Fatah called to go to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there…
Official Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan… emphasized that stopping the settlers' invasions is a religious and national command and duty. Likewise, Alayan demanded that all Muslims of all nations come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is in real danger, so that every Muslim in the world must protect it by visiting it and praying at it… Alayan concluded by saying that the [Fatah] Movement will continue to defend Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in all ways and by all means, and that resistance to the Israeli occupation is a national and religious duty."
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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.
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