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PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Situation at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is “very dangerous,” "requires the constant presence of the Murabitin" there
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Aug. 1, 2016
: "Al-Husseini: The peace begins from Jerusalem"
"[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Governor of the Jerusalem District Adnan Al-Husseini said that the fact that the government of the occupation state continues in its path of occupation of the holy land and causing injustice to the Palestinian people is a basis for the violence spreading through the world. He warned of the region entering cycles of violence and responses as a result of the continuation of the occupation and the escalation of its violations...
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.