PA TV about Jews on the Temple Mount: “Extremists defiled Al-Aqsa”
Official PA TV program A Week in the Capital, on Jews visiting the Temple Mount between the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Simchat Torah
Official PA TV host: “The series of invasions by the settlers into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is still continuing. Since the start of their Jewish holidays, thousands of extremists have defiled its plazas while under intensive police protection. They have carried out their Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) ceremonies and attacked the [Muslim] worshippers and Murabitin (sic.) These invasions constitute preparation for a dangerous stage and for imposing a new reality that will lead to a division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque according to time and place.”
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Murabitin i.e., those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic
During the Jewish holidays 2018, Jewish visitors did not attack Muslims, but several Muslim activists were arrested for obstructing the Jewish visitors.
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.
Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.
"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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