PA Supreme Fatwa Council: UNESCO resolution “denies the existence of any religious connection of the Jews” to the Temple Mount or the Western Wall; We salute those carrying out Ribat
WAFA, official PA news agency - July 20, 2017

 
Headline: “The Supreme Fatwa Council: Non-Muslins have no sovereignty over the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
    “The [PA] Supreme Fatwa Council in Palestine emphasized that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem have an Arab identity and belong to the Islamic world. It expressed opposition to the imposure of Israeli sovereignty over the city…
During the council’s meeting, led by [Palestinian Supreme Fatwa] Council Chairman and [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Muhammad Hussein… [the council] highlighted the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) resolution that denies the existence of any religious connection of the Jews to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount)…
It called on the sons of Palestine to continue to go up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque at any time and situation, and saluted the clergy and residents of Jerusalem and Palestine who are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions. The resolution was later approved by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Oct. 26, 2016, in a secret ballot in which ten countries voted in favor of the resolution, two opposed, eight abstained, and one country, Jamaica, was absent.
In the resolution UNESCO refers to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, only as “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and presents it only as a “Muslim holy site.” The resolution condemns “escalating Israeli aggressions” and Israeli “violations” at the site, and calls on Israel “to respect the integrity, authenticity and cultural heritage of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif… as a Muslim holy site of worship.” The resolution likewise refers to the Western Wall Plaza as the “Al-Buraq Plaza ‘Western Wall Plaza,’” adding quotation marks to the Jewish name for the site.
The resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan.
The countries voting for the resolution were: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Vietnam.
Those voting against it were: Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands, the UK, and the US.
Mexico later noted for the record that its position on the issue is one of abstention, although the vote count was unaffected.
Full text here: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002462/246215e.pdf

The Al-Buraq Wall - Islam's Prophet Muhammad is said to have rode during his Night Journey from Mecca to "al aqsa mosque", i.e., "the farthest mosque" (Quran, Sura 17), and there tied his miraculous flying steed named Al-Buraq to a "stone" or a "rock." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 47, Hadith 3424). In the 1920's, Arab Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini decided to identify the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem as that "rock" or "stone," and since then Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the "Al-Buraq Wall."