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Fatah official calls on Palestinians to continue riots in Al-Aqsa: “defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque” against Jews visiting the Temple Mount

Fatah Jerusalem Branch Secretary Shadi Mattour: “Now there is no time for talk. Now is the time only for actions to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque. These break-ins [by settlers] must stop. These break-ins are not tourism. These break-ins establish a right of the mob of settler herds inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Whoever wants to resist the occupation must stop these break-ins. These break-ins and their continuation are what is causing tension inside the holy city [of Jerusalem]. Whoever seeks stability needs to stop the settlers who are breaking in and harming our holy sites.

[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, April 17, 2022]

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 a "break-in." 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.

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