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PA Mufti denies Jewish connection to Western Wall

"Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine… in the Friday sermon and prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday, called attention to the dangers facing the Al-Aqsa Mosque: the threats and plans of the enemies of Allah (i.e., the Jews), who have violated all faith and religious laws, and even deviated from their humanity. He said that anyone looking at the situation in Jerusalem realizes that Israeli occupation plans, which are being carried out under cover of darkness and [even] in public in many instances, and in a reprehensible assault which aims to harm the holy places, the inhabitants, the land, the people, the stones and the trees, and is directed and clearly aspires to carrying out ethnic cleansing and the uprooting of our people, who are carrying out Ribat (religious war), girding themselves with patience, and remaining resolute in this city and in the other districts of the homeland… He pointed out that the occupation authorities are vigorously embarking on carrying out scary, terrifying plans, directed towards the respected plaza of the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall), which represents part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and is an Islamic trust for Muslims alone.”