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PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs in official statement: Israeli PM wants to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple

Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates: The battle of Al-Aqsa Mosque will only end with the disappearance of the occupation”

“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that the battle of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem is continuing and will only end with the disappearance of the occupation. The ministry explained in a statement yesterday [July 26, 2017] that… it appears that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu thought that this battle would succeed thanks to American aid and Arab, Islamic, and international silence, but Jerusalem’s [Arab] masses and its national and religious leadership surprised him when they rose up to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., they launched violent riots) and prevented the success of his plans. The question that is still being asked is: ‘Will the matters stop at this point or will Netanyahu again repeat his attempts to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque according to areas and times prior to its destruction and the building of the alleged Temple, or will he instead adopt a new and different tactic?’

The statement also said: ‘We must be alert and careful, and we must not celebrate the victory in the first round of this battle, but rather treat it as one of several rounds. This is because now we are still dealing with the infrared ray smart cameras (refers to Israeli plans to install advanced security cameras within the next six months –Ed.) and others that expose the citizens to the danger of radiation.’”
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"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.

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