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PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs warns that "extremist settlers" are invading and desecrating Al-Aqsa

Headline: "The Department for Jerusalem Affairs warned against the continuation of the occupation's crimes against the holy city [of Jerusalem]"
     “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs… yesterday [April 19, 2017] warned in a press statement against the grave dangers befalling the holy city [of Jerusalem], and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, in light of the flow of hundreds of extremist settlers to the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas (i.e., the Temple Mount), their invasions of it, and its desecration, with the accompaniment of top Israeli leadership members.”

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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