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PA daily reports on “alleged Temple organizations” intention to “invade” the Al-Aqsa Mosque to carry out “Talmudic” prayers

Headline: “Extreme Jewish organizations call to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque today”
      “Settler organizations announced their intention to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning [July 10, 2016].
‘The Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre (i.e., Palestinian organization founded in 1988 to provide information about the Palestinian territories) stated that the alleged Temple organizations announced that they intend to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to hold their Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayers for the souls of the settler Hallel Yaffa [Ariel] who was killed in the settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, and Rabbi Michael Mark who was killed a number of days ago.”

Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13-year-old American Israeli, stabbed to death as she slept in her bed in Kiryat Arba near Hebron by Muhammad Taraireh – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, on June 30, 2016. Taraireh also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before he was shot and killed.

Rabbi Michael Mark - a 48-year-old father of ten who was shot and murdered by Palestinian terrorists Muhammad Al-Faqih, 29 years old, and Muhammad Amira, a member of the PA police force, in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Rabbi Mark, director of the Otniel Yeshiva (Jewish religious studies academy), was shot and murdered when terrorists opened fire on his car, causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were also injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. On July 27, 2016 Al-Faqih and Amira were apprehended. Al-Faqih, who shot Rabbi Mark, was killed by Israeli soldiers shooting a rocket at his home after he shot at them from within it. Amira, who drove the vehicle from which Al-Faqih shot, was arrested.

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.

"Alleged Temple organizations" refer to religious Jewish movements including the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, The Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount and Students for the Temple Mount, which spread awareness of the importance of the Temple Mount in Judaism and encourage people to visit the site. Preceding the Purim holiday, religious websites such as the Temple Mount News website [Feb. 23, 2015] announced a "special visit" to the Temple Mount, which was expected to draw "masses of Jews."

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