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Fatah calls for violence to prevent Jerusalem Flag parade

Text and video posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Calls from the [Al-Harak] Al-Shababi [Movement] (an umbrella group of Palestinian youth movements that has been declared a terrorist organization by Israel –Ed.) to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque tomorrow morning [June 2, 2019] and to the Damascus Gate at 5:00 p.m. in order to emphasize the Arabness and Islamicness of Jerusalem to the herds of settlers who want to desecrate the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the streets and alleys of Jerusalem in order to turn the last days of the Ramadan into resolve for Allah."

Video subtitles:

"This Sunday, June 2, 2019, will not be a regular day for the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Zionist Temple groups plan to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque on this day with 2,000 settlers.

This is the anniversary of what is called Jerusalem Unification Day (i.e., Jerusalem Day],

The day that the Zionist occupied the eastern part of the city according to the Hebrew calendar.

This day comes two days after the last Friday of the month of Ramadan.

Every year in the month of Ramadan on this Friday the greatest Islamic presence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas is recorded.

The Al-Harak Al-Shababi Movement calls on you to stay at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the eve of the 28th of Ramadan.

And to continue to stay at the Al-Aqsa Mosque until Sunday morning.

This is in order to thwart the attempts of the Zionist Temple groups to invade and celebrate the anniversary of 'Jerusalem Unification Day,' as the [Palestinian] public has succeeded in thwarting the Zionist plan of imposing a division of [prayer] times (see note below –Ed.), and the invasions during the Jewish holidays in September 2015 (referring to when a new terror wave began; see note below –Ed.); and the cancellation of the decision to place metal detectors at the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates (i.e., the gates to the Temple Mount) during the Lion's Gate protest (decision made in July 2017 following attacks at the Temple Mount; see note below –Ed.); and the opening of a place of worship at the Gate of Mercy by force after a Zionist closure that had lasted 16 years (referring to riots in February 2019; see note below –Ed.).

For the last three years and until 2021, the anniversary of Jerusalem Unification Day has and will fall in the month of Ramadan.

The [Israeli] government and the Temple extremists are waiting to invade this year as they see it as legitimizing the coming years.

Stay at the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Friday evening the 27th of the month of Ramadan. An intensive stay at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the key to thwarting the Zionist plan to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Al-Harak Al-Shababi Movement in Jerusalem"

Division according to areas and times” refers to a submission of a “private bill” by Israeli MP Uri Ariel in March 2003. The bill suggested ensuring freedom of religious worship by allowing both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount - what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The bill sought to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. The bill never progressed past the initial legislatory stage. While there was additional discussion on the subject in 2012, no legislation was ever passed. In response to the incessant PA claims that the “division according to areas and times” of the Temple Mount is an operative Israeli plan, former Israeli PM Netanyahu stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the so-called status quo on the Temple Mount, which de facto is interpreted to mean Jews are only allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but not to conduct individual or communal prayers there. In July 2021, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett said Muslims and Jews have freedom of worship at the Temple Mount, which was understood by many as a hint to changing the status quo at the site, but the following day his office backtracked and said he misspoke and did not mean Jews would have freedom of worship, but rather would have freedom to visit. “There is no change in the status quo,” a statement from PM Bennett’s office confirmed.y type of worship.

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were murdered (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.

The mention of "the decision to place metal detectors at the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates during the Lion's Gate protest" refers to Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount, including metal detectors at the entrances, following an attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border police officers were murdered by 3 Israeli Arab terrorists. On July 24, 2017, Israel decided to remove the metal detectors and security cameras it had placed at the site. The PA continued to demand that all measures including inspections at the entrances be removed, and Palestinians continued to riot. On July 27, 2017, PA religious leaders declared that all Israeli measures had been removed.

February 2019 Temple Mount clashes – Muslim riots broke out on the Temple Mount starting Feb. 18, 2019, after the Israeli police closed a compound near the Gate of Mercy after the Jordanian Waqf had violated an Israeli court order by reopening the compound the previous week. The compound was ordered sealed in 2017 given that it was managed by the banned Islamic Movement in Israel and used for illegal construction and antiquities destruction.

 


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