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PA libel: The 1969 Al-Aqsa Mosque arson was committed by a “crazy rabbi”

Excerpt of a column by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily


Headline: “The 52nd anniversary of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”




“Last Saturday [Aug. 21, 2021] was the 52nd anniversary of the greatest crime committed by the terrorist bodies in the history of Zionist Judaism and messianic Judaism: the day of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It was committed… by a crazy man who was blind with hatred and fanaticism, namely Rabbi Kakhakh (sic., the fire was set by Australian Christian Michael Rohan who had a mental health disorder, PMW was unable to find records of a “Rabbi Kakhakh”). To this very day there are despicable sick people of his ilk, such as [former Israeli Parliament Member] Rabbi [Yehuda] Glick…

Jewish Zionism and Jewish messianism gives itself rights that are nothing but delusions and tales,including the tales [that] this foolish rabbi who burned the Al-Aqsa Mosque [believed in]. He deluded himself that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is just a building, just stones. No, you fool! …The Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are the inheritance of a nation, and nations do not belittle their inheritances as some sick ones do who carried out normalization [with Israel], may they be cursed (refers to Abraham Accords; see note below -Ed.).”





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.


Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Abraham Accords, was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain signed a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. Pursuant to the Abraham Accords, Israel and the UAE will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”