PA official: Jews on Temple Mount “defile” the Al-Aqsa Mosque, attack the Jews if they continue to “Judaize Jerusalem”
Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency) - Feb. 15, 2017

 
Headline: “Abu Al-Amarin: The crimes that the settlers are committing are a systematic policy”

“Director-General of the Jerusalem Department in the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs Abu Al-Amarin emphasized that the Israeli crimes that the settlers and extremist groups are perpetrating are a systematic policy and precise plans that the occupation government, led by right-wing extremist [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu, is conducting in order to Judaize Jerusalem and empty it of its [Arab] residents…
He noted that the Israeli invasions and the Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) ceremonies within the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., on the Temple Mount) herald a large and unprecedented danger, and said: ‘If the settlers and the extremist groups do not stop this, they will find their deaths at the hands of the Muslims there, who will not allow the enemy to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to defile it, even if it costs them their lives.’”

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.