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Abbas’ presidential office lies, saying the Al-Aqsa Mosque 1969 arsonist was a Jew

Headline: “The [PA] presidency on the 52nd anniversary of its burning: The Al-Aqsa Mosque is still being targeted, we will continue to defend it until its liberation and the establishment of the State of Palestine”





“Yesterday [Aug. 21, 2021] the Palestinian [PA] presidential office again called on the international community to provide protection for the religious and holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.


In a press release for the 52nd anniversary of the burning of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the presidency said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and all the holy sites in occupied Jerusalem are still being targeted by the Israeli occupation and the settlers, as the invasions are continuing on a daily basis.


It added that despite the international institutions’ decisions on occupied Jerusalem… Israel is continuing to belittle these decisions and ignore all the dangers that are liable to ignite as a result of its reckless and irresponsible policy.

The presidency emphasized that Jerusalem is a red line, and that we will not agree to it being harmed…


Today (sic., yesterday), Aug. 21 [2021], is the 52nd anniversary of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by Jewish extremist Denis Michael (sic., Michael Denis Rohan was an Australian Christian with a mental health disorder), at a time when the daily Israeli attacks and violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque are continuing and its desecration continues, through the provision of protection for the settlers’ visits and their provocative Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayers.”






The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore, they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." 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.


Michael Rohan - Australian Christian with a mental health disorder who set fire to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969. For years, the Palestinian Authority has falsely accused Israel of setting the fire.