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Fatah "negates the existence of any religious connection of the Jews" to Temple Mount

Tawfiq Tirawi, Facebook  |

Image posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi


The image shows Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi in the upper left corner with “Fatah Movement Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi” written under his picture. In the upper right corner is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.” At the bottom is a picture of the Western Wall Plaza and the Temple Mount, with text overlaid on top of it.

Text: “Jerusalem is Palestinian and Arab. The world has discovered the extent of the deception that Zionism committed to erase the Palestinian narrative and replace it with a false narrative.

UNESCO’s (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) resolution in 2016 negated the existence of any religious connection of the Jews to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) and considered them an Islamic heritage.”



Tawfiq Tirawi also serves as Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations.‎

UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution in Krakow, Poland, on July 7, 2017, submitted by the Permanent Delegation of Palestine to the UN, inscribing the Old City of Hebron - which includes the Cave of the Patriarchs, where the Jewish Patriarchs and Matriarchs are buried - on the World Heritage List, acknowledging it as a Palestinian heritage site. It also inscribed it on the List of World Heritage in Danger, stating that it "considers that the property is faced with serious threats which could have deleterious effects on its inherent characteristics and for which an immediate action by the World Heritage Committee is needed," said threats apparently coming from the Israeli military control of the area. The resolution was passed in a secret ballot with 12 countries voting in favor, 3 against, and 6 abstaining. This resolution is one of many UNESCO resolutions that are frequently passed condemning Israel, particularly regarding Jerusalem. It should be noted that according to the UN Charter itself, UN General Assembly resolutions are only "recommendations" and have "no legal power that affects the outside world." UN Security Council Resolutions are only binding if they were adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Resolutions adopted by the UN Human Rights Council are clearly prejudiced as noted by human rights expert Christine Cerna: “In my view Israel has a unique status in the UN Human Rights Council. Impartiality is not a requirement sought by the Council for the appointment of experts when it comes to Israel." UNESCO report on the resolution: Draft of the resolution:

The Al-Buraq Wall - Islam's Prophet Muhammad is said to have ridden during his Night Journey from Mecca to "al aqsa mosque", i.e., "the farthest mosque" (Quran, Sura 17), and there tied his miraculous flying steed named Al-Buraq to a "stone" or a "rock." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 47, Hadith 3424). In the 1920's, Arab Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini decided to identify the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem as that "rock" or "stone," and since then Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the "Al-Buraq Wall."