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PLO official: The Western Wall (i.e., Judaism's holiest site) “is an inseparable part of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and a pure right of the Muslims” that will not be changed by Israel’s “illusions and acts of forgery”
Headline: “Qurei: The violations and dangers surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque are dangerous and systematic” “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’… emphasized in a press release yesterday, Tuesday [Oct. 3, 2017], that the Al-Buraq Wall...”
Oct 4, 2017
PLO official: Israel is trying to “encircle Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque with settlement construction and synagogues” in order to ensure “the total Judaization” of the city
“PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs [Ahmed Qurei], …in a press release yesterday (Friday) [Aug. 25, 2017], condemned the fact that 300 settlers inaugurated the synagogue in the Batn Al-Hawa neighborhood (i.e., Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem) in the Abu...”
Aug 26, 2017
PLO official warns of “religious war” because of “violations” against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, including “alleged Temple organizations”
Headline: "Qurei: The extremists and settlers are pushing the situation in Jerusalem in the direction of a religious war" "PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the [PLO] Department of Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei warned against the outbreak of a religious war in Jerusalem as a result of the..."
Aug 1, 2017
PLO official: Israeli security measures after terror attack are part of “plan whose goal is to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and afterwards to destroy it and establish the alleged Temple in its place"
Op-ed by Head of the PLO Department of Jerusalem Affairs and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Qurei “The provocative steps that the occupation authorities took in all of Jerusalem, and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, since Friday morning (the placing of metal detectors following an...”
Jul 16, 2017
PLO official condemns “invasion” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by Jewish visitors; called on Palestinians to carry out Ribat there
Headline: “Qurei condemned the settler procession in occupied Jerusalem” “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei condemned the invasion by more than 700 extremist settlers of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas, which constitutes a dangerous...”
May 26, 2017
PLO official claims Israel carries out assassinations of youth and crimes against Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: “Qurei condemns the occupation’s crimes in the holy city” “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ warned against the severity of the incessant Israeli violations and the dangerous escalation that [Israel] is carrying out in...”
Apr 3, 2017
PLO official: Israel is carrying out “desecration of the Islamic holy sites, particularly the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Headline: “Qurei discussed the developments with the ambassadors of China and the European Union” “PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei discussed the situation in the Palestinian arena with Chinese Ambassador to Palestine Chen Xingzhong and...”
Oct 12, 2016
PLO official claims Israel wants “religious war,” is “burning” the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the “alleged Temple"
Headline: “Qurei calls for Arab and Islamic coordination in order to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Judaization and division” “Head of the PLO Department of Jerusalem Affairs [and PLO Executive Committee member] Ahmed Qurei warned of the dangers and consequences of the cruel and unprecedented...”
Aug 22, 2016
PLO official: Terrorists who stabbed and murdered were “Martyrs” who were “murdered” by Israel
Headline: “Qurei condemned the murder of the young Fadi Alloun” “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei condemned the murder of the young Jerusalemite Fadi Alloun by the Israeli occupation forces. The young Alloun died as a Martyr (Shahid) after...”
Oct 4, 2015
Former PA Prime Minister: Israel is Judaizing and destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to build the alleged Temple
Former PA Prime Minister and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Qurei: "The most important thing in Jerusalem is the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is being subjected to Judaization and division by times and areas, and moreover to destruction in order to..."
Sep 14, 2015
PLO official condemns "invasion" of Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and decries "the fable and myth of the Temple"
Headline: Qurei condemned the fact that the occupation authorities leveled lands in Issawiya, and the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei… condemned the invasion of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e.,...
Mar 11, 2015
PLO official uses term “the alleged Temple”
“PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ condemned the invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas through the Mughrabi Gate by dozens of settlers… In a press release [published] today, Wednesday [Jan. 28, 2015], Qurei strongly condemned the...”
Jan 28, 2015
PLO official: “Every inch of the Holy City is the property of Muslims”
“Headline: PA Mufti and Qurei warned of attempts to infringe on the ownership of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” “PA Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned of the attempts to infringe on the ownership of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which...”
Jan 15, 2015
PLO official rejects term "Temple Mount" as false
Headline: “Qurei: The occupation’s plans in Jerusalem destroy any possibility of peace” “PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ warned of the danger inherent in the claims and lies of the Israeli occupation government, according to...”
Dec 29, 2014
PLO official warns against Israel's "evil intentions in regards to the Holy City"
Headline: “Qurei: Netanyahu’s statements regarding Jerusalem express the aggression and racism of the Israeli policy” “PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei (Abu Alaa) emphasized that the holy city (i.e., Jerusalem) will remain Arab-Islamic, no...”
Dec 25, 2014
Terrorists killed by Israeli police after resisting arrest were “murdered in cold blood”
“PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ condemned the execution of Jerusalem citizen Yussuf Al-Ramouni, 32, after he was attacked by a group of Jewish extremists inside a bus belonging to the Israeli Egged company… and warned of...”
Nov 17, 2014
Ahmed Qurei incited against the conference at which Yehuda Glick was shot
On Oct. 29, 2014, Mutaz Hijazi, an Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner, attempted to murder Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who was seriously wounded in the shooting attack. On the morning of the attempted assassination, former PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei (Abu Alaa) issued a press release in which he...
Oct 29, 2014
PLO official: Israel is implementing “dangerous plots” against Al-Aqsa Mosque with the goal of “Judaizing Jerusalem”
“PLO Executive Committee Member [and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs] Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ said the occupation authorities’ attempt to enforce a physical division and [division] according to time (i.e., of prayer times for Jews and Muslims) of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and prevent...”
Aug 6, 2014
PLO official visits and congratulates released murderers
“Director of the [PLO] Department for Jerusalem Affairs and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Qurei asserted that [we] must continue and release all the prisoners… [including] our revolutionary Palestinian brothers from the Interior (i.e., Israel). He spoke during a visit he made to the homes of...”
Jan 6, 2014
Former PA PM denies authenticity of Jewish gold medallion discovered near Western Wall
When a gold medallion was discovered 50 meters from the Temple Mount in September 2013, with clear Jewish symbols (a menorah -candelabra, a shofar - ceremonial horn, and a Torah scroll - Bible), the PA rushed to deny the authenticity of the find. PA TV host: "I would like your response to the..."
Sep 11, 2013
Former PA PM calls ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem “alleged”
“[Former PA Prime Minister and] Member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs, Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ denounced the fact that scores of extreme settlers congregated in the Al-Buraq Wall’s (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) plazas, west of the...”
Aug 29, 2013
Former PA PM: "All options are open to us, including all forms of resistance"
“Head of the PLO Jerusalem department, Ahmed Qurei… emphasized that ‘all options are open to the Palestinians for the restoration of their national rights and for the use of them in such a way as to have positive effect, for the benefit of their national interest.’ He noted that negotiations and...”
Oct 20, 2010
"Israeli extremists" committed arson at Al-Aqsa 41 years ago
“The [Palestinian] National Council marked the 41st anniversary of the arson in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli extremists, calling upon the world to defend the Mosque and the city of Jerusalem from the danger of Judaization and occupation which hovers over it.” Note: The fire in the Al-Aqsa...
Aug 22, 2010
Former PA PM: Israel is "strangling the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
“[Former PA Prime Minister and former Chairman of PA Parliament Ahmad] Qurei… noted that this August saw an unprecedented escalation by Israel in acts of Judaization in Jerusalem… Likewise [it is apparent] in the actions which are being carried out in order to complete the ‘archaeological’...”
Aug 18, 2010