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Fatah spokesman: Israel plans "to destroy the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple on its ruins"

Headline: "Alayan: The fact that the occupation banned the [sounding of the] call to prayer at the mosques expresses a policy of religious war"
     “[Official Fatah Spokesman in Jerusalem and] Fatah Movement leadership member Raafat Alayan emphasized that the occupation is taking advantage of the Arab and Islamic silence and the weakness of the national and Islamic factions, and is striving to implement its plans in the field through the continuation of the settlement and its repeated invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the carrying out of many settlement plots in order to change the status quo in Jerusalem, even to the point of banning [the sounding of] the call to prayers at the mosques.
Alayan noted that the occupation government, which uses all executive, legislative, and judicial means at its disposal, is aspiring to implement the plan announced by many of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's ministers that strives to destroy the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple on its ruins."

On Nov. 13, 2016, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers was approved for a preliminary reading in the Israeli Parliament. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution. This bill is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not refer to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.

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.
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