"Israeli actions in Jerusalem...
a Satanic plot"
PA libel: Israel planning to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque
and build third Temple on its ruins
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The official PA daily helps spread religious hatred by repeating accusations that Israel is planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build a third Temple on its ruins.
The paper reported that the Al-Aqsa Institute for Religious Affairs and Heritage said this week that "all the Israeli actions in Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque are part of a Satanic plot." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2011]
The following are two recent accusations that Israel is planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque:
"According to the reports published by legal and civil institutions in Jerusalem and by groups active in protecting the holy sites and the Arab character of Jerusalem, during 2010 Israeli excavations beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque continued. These works are part of [the efforts] causing the collapse of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in order to establish Solomon's Temple upon its ruins."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2010]
"The Al-Aqsa Institute for Religious Affairs and Heritage emphasized that the Israeli occupation and its executive arms are making increasing efforts - in the form of activities by Jewish groups and organizations - to hasten the building of the alleged third Temple in place of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... The [Jewish] conference agenda included a call for the building of the alleged Temple upon the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Institute warned that the Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, is behind these calls... The Al-Aqsa Institute emphasized: 'There is increasing Israeli occupationist madness [aiming] to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to realize a dark and fabled dream - the establishment of the alleged Temple in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.'
It added: 'All the Israeli actions in Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque are part of a Satanic plot, and therefore the position is worrying and most dangerous. Action must be taken to halt this criminal occupationist activity against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.'"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2011]
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