PA daily calls visits of Jews to the Temple Mount “invasions” of “settlers,” refers to “alleged ‘Temple organizations’”
Headline: "Dozens of settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and calls to invade it on Nakba Day"
"The alleged ‘Temple organizations’ increased their calls through their websites and social media to their supporters and the settler public to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque on our Palestinian people's Nakba Day (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)."
“Temple organizations” refer to religious Jewish movements including the Temple Mount Institute, 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.
The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion” or a "break-in." 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. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.
Nakba Day - Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent defeat in the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.