PA Mufti: Israeli excavations "weaken the foundations of Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to destroy it and build the alleged Temple"
Al-Ayyam - Feb. 10, 2010

 
Headline: "Mufti warns of the danger of Israeli excavations in Jerusalem"
“Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestinian territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... stated that the purpose of the [Israeli] excavation works is to weaken the foundations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to destroy it and to build the alleged Temple. He emphasized that the excavations continue... with the pretext of searching for an imaginary history which does not exist."