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PA Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher calls on Muslims to commit Islamic religious conflict on Temple Mount – the holiest site in Judaism

Headline: “Thousands held Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza


“Approximately 50,000 [Muslim] worshippers held Friday prayers yesterday [Sept. 24, 2021] at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas…

Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Muhammad Sarandah… demanded that the worshippers come to the mosque and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic) there to thwart all the plots and the division according to areas and times (see note below -Ed.) that are being plotted against the mosque.”


"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount, what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. However, Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, which means Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but cannot pray there or engage in any type of worship.