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Islamic-Christian Council warns against calls of “extremist alleged ‘Temple’ organizations” to participate in “in mass break-ins into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque… on the anniversary of the so-called 'destruction of the Temple’”

Headline: "The [PA] Islamic-Christian [Council] warns against extremist calls to break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Eid Al-Adha"

"The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places warned yesterday [Aug. 6, 2019] against calls of the extremist alleged ‘Temple’ organizations, their supporters, and the settler public to participate in mass break-ins into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque during the days of Eid Al-Adha (i.e., the Sacrifice Feast), which falls on the anniversary of the so-called 'destruction of the Temple’ (i.e., Tisha B' Av)."

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” 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.

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.

Tisha B'Av - Jewish day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE and 70 CE) and the forced exile of most of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.

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