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PA and Fatah officials participate in “day of rage” processions, call for “escalations” after Israeli security measures at Temple Mount following terror atttack

Headline: "Processions in Ramallah, El-Bireh, and Qalandiya as part of the Palestinian day of rage, and calls to be on high alert for the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
      "The cities of Ramallah and El-Bireh and the Qalandiya refugee camp yesterday [July 19, 2017] were witness to processions and [solidarity] vigils for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and demonstrations of protest over the occupation placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, amid cries to hold a day of rage on Friday and to generally be on high alert.
The Fatah Movement called for a procession in Ramallah and an additional evening procession in the Qalandiya refugee camp, south of the city, and it also held an Islamic-Christian [solidarity] vigil in front of the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs in El-Bireh, in conjunction with similar processions in Tubas, Jenin, and the West Bank, and processions of other forces in Gaza.
Fatah and the religious, popular, and young forces and figures yesterday declared a day of rage for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which included mobilization for the holy city, a continuation of the sit-in strike before the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and processions throughout the occupied territories.
In Ramallah, Fatah held a procession of 'rage' against the occupation's steps at the Al-Aqsa Mosque that began yesterday afternoon from Marytr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Square towards Al-Manara Square and the main roads.
The procession included members of the [Fatah] Movement Central Committee, members of the [Fatah] Revolutionary Committee, branch leaders, Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Dr. Laila Ghannam, official figures, representatives of Ramallah institutions and organizations, and masses of citizens. Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Dr. Laila Ghannam said that the procession is one of the ways to express the strong popular and national rage over the occupation's steps and its attempts to impose a division according to areas and times [between Muslims and Jews, to allow both to pray] at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and this is an unacceptable plan that we will not allow to happen…
[Fatah] Central Committee member[, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen said that the vigil is a first step, after which will come additional steps of escalation against the placement of the metal detectors at the entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which the occupation placed as part of an evil plan that was planned long ago by the Israeli government, and which it has begun to implement while exploiting the last Jerusalem operation (metal detectors were placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount after a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 were murdered; see note below –Ed.).
He added: 'We will not allow this change to continue to exist, and we demand a return of the situation to what it was on the morning of July 14 [2017] (i.e., before the terror attack) – otherwise we will take [additional] steps of escalation.'
El-Bireh, the twin neighbor [to Ramallah], was witness to a mass protest vigil that was held as a sign of support for the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem before the Ministry of Religious Affairs in the city, with the participation of Muslim and Christian religious legal scholars and clergy, as a sign of refusal of the occupation's steps to impose facts on the ground at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings. The participants called on the members of our people to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially this coming Friday, and to participate in the planned national events. [PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida'is conveyed a clear message in his speech that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a completely Islamic mosque, and non-Muslims have no right to it."

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount, what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. However, Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, which means Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but cannot pray there or engage in any type of worship.

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.

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