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Libel: Israel to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque
PA Grand Mufti: Israel invades and excavates tunnels under Al-Aqsa in "search for a false and alleged history"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Oct. 25, 2016
 






     “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein… condemned the dangerous and ongoing escalation by the occupation authorities and its herds of settlers against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, something which is expressed in easing the settlers’ invasions of it and the excavation of tunnels under it in a search for a false and alleged history. He explained that the latest UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution emphasizes that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] is Islamic and belongs only to the Muslims.”

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.

UNESCO passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions. The resolution was later approved by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Oct. 26, 2016, in a secret ballot in which ten countries voted in favor of the resolution, two opposed, eight abstained, and one country, Jamaica, was absent.
In the resolution UNESCO refers to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, only as “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and presents it only as a “Muslim holy site.” The resolution condemns “escalating Israeli aggressions” and Israeli “violations” at the site, and calls on Israel “to respect the integrity, authenticity and cultural heritage of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif… as a Muslim holy site of worship.” The resolution likewise refers to the Western Wall Plaza as the “Al-Buraq Plaza ‘Western Wall Plaza,’” adding quotation marks to the Jewish name for the site.
The resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan.
The countries voting for the resolution were: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Vietnam.
Those voting against it were: Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands, the UK and the US.
Mexico later noted for the record that its position on the issue is one of abstention, although the vote count was unaffected.

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