PA Foreign Ministry warns against “catastrophic dangers and consequences of the Judaizing excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Mar. 4, 2019

 
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates warns about the dangers of the Judaizing excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City [of Jerusalem]”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates warned about the catastrophic dangers and consequences of the Judaizing excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., Israel does not excavate under the Temple Mount; see note below –Ed.), the Old City [of Jerusalem], and the village of Silwan (i.e., a neighborhood in Jerusalem) – what is known in the media as ‘the tunnel network’… The ministry held the occupation government fully and directly responsible for the excavations, their consequences, and their severe ramifications for the lives of the Palestinian residents.”

Excavations under the Temple Mount - The Israeli daily Haaretz has stated that the excavations do not reach beneath the mosque: "Despite complaints from the Islamic Movement and Palestinian groups, not a single dig penetrates beneath the [Temple] Mount." [Haaretz, May 24, 2016]