Fatah Facebook rebroadcasts Abbas` call to prevent Jews "in any way" from “defiling our holy places”
Text and video posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “This is the call of brother [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas
We must defend our holy sites in every way and with our bare chests, and it is not enough that we will say that there are settlers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, rather we must expel them and prevent them from desecrating the Al-Aqsa Mosque in every way.
Text in red circle on screen shot showing the Temple Mount: “Arab Jerusalem”
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It's not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It's not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.”
Click to view bulletin
Note: This video originally aired on official PA TV on Oct. 17, 2014 and was broadcast a total of 29 times that month. It was also broadcast 3 times on Nov. 1 and on Nov. 4, 2014, and once on Nov. 11, 2015. It was posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on July 15, 2017 and on Nov. 28, 2018.
An excerpt of Abbas' speech was broadcast on the official PA radio station The Voice Of Palestine and on PA TV (with different background footage) dozens of times in in Dec. 2017 - 2018, most recently on April 3, 2018.
On Nov. 28, 2018, Fatah reposted the video with the text: "What did [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas say aboutRibat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque?"
The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they oppose any presence of Jews on the mount. 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.
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.
» View analysis citing this item