PA Presidential Spokesperson promises that "we will defend Al-Aqsa Mosque at all costs"
Headline: “The [PA] presidential office: The occupation’s invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and desecration of the holy sites are tantamount to a declaration of war”
“Palestinian [PA] Presidential Office Official Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeina said that ‘The invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the occupation forces’ entry into the Southern Mosque (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque itself) are a dangerous development and a desecration of the holy sites, and they are tantamount to a declaration of war against our Palestinian people.’ …He emphasized that ‘Our Palestinian people will not allow the Israeli occupation forces and the settlers to take control over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and will defend it at all costs.’”
Nabil Abu Rudeina also serves as PA Minister of Information, Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology, and Fatah Central Committee member.
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.