Palestinian News Item
Post on Fatah’s Facebook page on Temple Mount unrest features map erasing Israel
Official Fatah Facebook page - Feb. 20, 2019
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text and text on image:
“The Gate of Mercy is ours”
The image shows the text “The Gate of Mercy is ours” with a hand holding a large key extending from one of the letters on top. Behind the words is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The image refers to a compound near the Gate of Mercy of the Temple Mount being closed after the Jordanian Waqf violated a court order by reopening it; see note below.
February 2019 Temple Mount clashes –Muslim riots broke out on the Temple Mount starting Feb. 18, 2019, after the Israeli police closed a compound near the Gate of Mercy after the Jordanian Waqf had violated an Israeli court order by reopening the compound the previous week. The compound was ordered sealed in 2017 given that it was managed by the banned Islamic Movement in Israel and used for illegal construction and antiquities destruction.