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Al-Aqsa Mosque Director distorts history, falsely saying that the 1969 mosque arson was committed by an "extremist Jew"

Official PA TV program Jerusalem Stones, on the Al-Aqsa Mosque

 

 

Director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani: “The [Al-Aqsa] Mosque is divided into passageways… The central passageway is the largest, where the wall of the direction of prayer (i.e., the southern wall facing the direction of Mecca) and the place where the Imam who leads the worshippers stands are located, and next to it is the Saladin Al-Ayyubi pulpit, which was burned by one of the extremist Jews who burned nearly a third of the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., Michael Rohan who set fire to the mosque in 1969 was an Australian Christian with a mental health disorder), and its renovation took more than 20 years.”

 

 

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.