Fatah official: Israel is “in a race against time to prove and to perpetuate the Jewishness of Jerusalem”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Nov. 22, 2011

 
Headline: "During press conference in the holy city – leaders in Jerusalem warn Israel against going through with the destruction of the Mughrabi Gate path leading to the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and the building of a military bridge"
     "Respected personalities and bodies warned against the Israeli occupation going through with the destruction of the Mughrabi Gate path, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and establishing a military bridge instead. They viewed the implementation of this occupation plot as an open declaration of war. This was during a press conference held yesterday by the Department of Islamic Religious Trusts in Jerusalem and the Supreme Supervisory Committee of the Arab Community in the Palestinian Interior… In his speech, Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein said: 'Since their occupation of Jerusalem in 1967 and until today, the Israeli authorities have carried out dangerous – very dangerous – activities in Jerusalem in particular, and in the Palestinian territories in general… The Mughrabi neighborhood, including schools, mosques, and homes, was destroyed in the first few days of the Israeli occupation. At the time they extended what they falsely refer to as the Wailing Wall, which is actually the Al-Buraq Wall. This is a prominently Islamic wall, and it is one of the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It is an Islamic trust and an Islamic asset, and no-one but the Muslims has any right to it.' […]
Hatem Abd Al-Qader [Fatah official who holds the Jerusalem portfolio] said: 'Israel is currently in a race against time to prove and to perpetuate the Jewishness of Jerusalem and to turn it not only into the political capital of the Zionist entity, but also into the religious capital of Jews around the world.'"