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PLO official condemns US Secretary of State's visit to Western Wall

Headline: “Erekat: Pompeo and Netanyahu’s visit to the Al-Buraq Wall constitutes a fundamental change in the American policy”

“PLO Executive Committee Secretary [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat condemned American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) in occupied East Jerusalem accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Erekat said that ‘The joint visit to the Al-Buraq Wall in occupied East Jerusalem constitutes a fundamental change in the American policy.’ He added: ‘If this continues, it will constitute a sure recipe for the continuation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for another 100 years.’”

Saeb Erekat also holds the position of PLO Chief Negotiator.

The Al-Buraq Wall - Islam's Prophet Muhammad is said to have ridden during his Night Journey from Mecca to "al aqsa mosque", i.e., "the farthest mosque" (Quran, Sura 17), and there tied his miraculous flying steed named Al-Buraq to a "stone" or a "rock." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 47, Hadith 3424). In the 1920's, Arab Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini decided to identify the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem as that "rock" or "stone," and since then Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the "Al-Buraq Wall."