Israeli Minister Yair Lapid's visit to Damascus Gate is a "provocative break-in by the occupier to complete the measures to oppress Palestinian civilians" according to the PA
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns Lapid’s break-in to the Damascus Gate, and says that his statements illustrate the apartheid regime”
“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the provocative break-in by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid into the area of the Damascus Gate in the Old City [of Jerusalem], and his promises to the Jewish extremists to deploy more members of the occupation forces and its police in Jerusalem, on the pretext of securing them during the Jewish holidays.
The ministry said that these promises clearly incite against the Palestinians and cast accusations at them in advance…
The ministry emphasized that Lapid’s statements are nothing but a denial of the fact that the Jewish extremists are the ones who are attacking the sites that are holy to Christianity and Islam and their Palestinian believers. The Israeli apartheid regime is also being expressed this time in the words of Lapid, who completely ignores how [Jerusalem] is occupied land, and is breaking into it as an occupier to confirm the completion of the security measures to oppress the Palestinian civilians. The dozens of police and security members who secured Lapid are nothing but decisive proof that he is an occupier and that he is afraid to walk on occupied land.”