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PA claims Israel wants to "destroy" Al-Aqsa Mosque to build their “alleged Temple” in its place

Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned: Increasing the Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) ceremonies within the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas is an advanced step towards its geographic division”


“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the Israeli government fully responsible for this dangerous escalation in aggression against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and considered it a warning sign before the Arab world, the Islamic world, and the international community at large, given that it is an additional advanced stage not only on the path to dividing the mosque geographically (see note below -Ed.), but also on the path to destroying it or parts of it in order to build the alleged Temple.


"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount, what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. However, Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, which means Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but cannot pray there or engage in any type of worship.