Palestinian News Item
PA daily refers to Jews visiting the Temple Mount as “invasions” and “provocative tours,” that heard explanations about the “alleged Temple”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Sept. 26, 2017
: “Settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning under increased security”
“Approximately 120 settlers invaded the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday morning [Sept. 25, 2017] through the Mughrabi Gate, under increased security by the occupation forces. The invasions were perpetrated by small groups that carried out provocative tours at the blessed [Al-Aqsa] Mosque plaza; they also listened to explanations about the alleged Temple in the area of the ‘locked’ Gate of Mercy, while many worshippers were in the mosque’s plaza.”
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.