PA daily: Israel is “attempting in many ways… to harm” the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to “Judaize” Jerusalem, and is attempting to convince the world that Jerusalem is Jewish
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Aug. 20, 2016

 
Headline: “Tomorrow (Sunday) – 47 years since the Al-Aqsa Mosque arson”
      “Next Sunday, Aug. 21 [2016], is the 47th anniversary of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque arson in 1969.
On this painful day, the Jew (sic., Christian) with Australian citizenship, Michael Denis [Rohan] deliberately lit a fire in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first direction of prayer of the Muslims and the destination of Prophet Muhammad, peace be with him, in his Night Journey. The man burned important parts of it… Israel arrested the criminal and the occupation authorities committed him to a hospital for mental illnesses… and after a short period he was deported to Australia…
Even before the burning of the mosque and until now, the Israeli authorities are attempting in many ways and methods to harm the mosque. They carry out excavations underneath it to build interconnected tunnels, something which has led to the destruction of the foundations of the mosque in the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount).
Some Israeli newspapers two days ago published plans of the alleged Temple organizations , which stated that they are working towards the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque within 3-5 years (sic., no such statements made, possibly referring to Temple Institute unveiling of 3D plans for the Third Temple or announcing a school to prepare priests to serve in the Third Temple in August 2016), in order to establish the Temple in its place.
The Israeli authorities are still making efforts to Judaize Arab Jerusalem. They are always attempting to hide the Dome of the Rock, considered a symbol of Arab Jerusalem, from the eyes of the world in a pathetic attempt to convince the world that Jerusalem is not Arab, but rather Jewish. Likewise, they continue to incite against the Muslims, and no one rules out the possibility that a different extremist Jew will burn the mosque again. This is in light of the incessant campaign of incitement and desecration that is being carried out under the auspices of [Israeli] MPs, rabbis, and even minsters in the government of [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu.”

Michael Rohan - deranged Australian Christian who set fire to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969. For years, the Palestinian Authority has falsely accused Israel of setting the fire.

"Alleged Temple organizations" refer to religious Jewish movements including the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, The Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount and Students for the Temple Mount, which spread awareness of the importance of the Temple Mount in Judaism and encourage people to visit the site. Preceding the Purim holiday, religious websites such as the Temple Mount News website [Feb. 23, 2015] announced a "special visit" to the Temple Mount, which was expected to draw "masses of Jews."