Palestinian News Item
Official PA daily describes Jewish visits to the Temple Mount as “attempts to defile the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque with repeated Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) activities”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Sept. 8, 2016
: “‘Settler wedding’ at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
“At the Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday [Sept. 7, 2016] a tense atmosphere prevailed in light of invasions and provocative tours that were held by groups of the settler gangs, and attempts to defile the mosque with repeated Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) activities.”
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.