Palestinian News Item
Abbas advisor: The Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are under “dangerous attack”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Dec. 23, 2014
Headline: “Al-Habbash: The Holy City is subjected to the most dangerous attack since the beginning of the occupation – a protest at the Al-Aqsa Mosque against the invasions”
“[Supreme Shari’ah Judge and PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious [and Islamic] Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash warned of the danger in the Israeli attack against the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He emphasized that Jerusalem is being subjected to the most dangerous attack since the beginning of the Israeli occupation.”
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.