Palestinian News Item
PLO Department of Jerusalem Affairs warns against “continued invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza,” calls on Palestinians “to carry out Ribat” there
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - June 13, 2016
Headline: "The [PLO] Department of Jerusalem Affairs warned against the consequences of racist calls to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
"The PLO Department of Jerusalem Affairs warned against the consequences of the continued invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza by gangs of settlers…
The department called on citizens of all the homeland's districts and everyone who can to visit the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque during the blessed month of Ramadan in order to pray there, to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in its plaza, and to stand against the settlers' invasions."
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.