PA government: Israel carrying out “daily attacks, invasions, and defilement of the Noble Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount)” and “planting… illusions and legends that it fabricates about the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Headline: “The [PA] government: The occupation’s crazy attack against the Al-Aqsa Mosque should be condemned and contradicts all laws”
“Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud condemned in a press release the ongoing invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque by the occupation forces, which took place during the day at the same time as the invasion of the Dome of the Rock by an Israeli antiquities expert and [Israeli police] riot forces in order to examine the maintenance and restoration activities being carried out by the [Jordanian] Islamic Waqf department , and which were stopped by force several days ago. Al-Mahmoud stated: ‘This attack comes as part of the daily attacks, invasions, and defilement of the Noble Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount), one of the holiest sites for Muslims, being perpetrated by the occupation forces in order to turn them into a fact on the ground in accordance with the dictates of the occupation mentality, and as part of the planting of the illusions and legends that it fabricates about the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion” or a "break-in." 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. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.
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