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PA denies Jewish history in Jerusalem: “The destruction of the alleged Temple… is a tale

Official PA TV newsreader: “The occupation authorities decided to give permission to 3,000 settlers to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the anniversary of the so-called ‘destruction of the Temple.’” …

Official PA TV reporter: “The anniversary of the destruction of the alleged Temple, which comes during the so-called ‘nine days of mourning,’ is a tale invented by the settlers to confirm an alleged right in Jerusalem, and for this purpose more than 15 Israeli religious organizations and groups were established whose goal is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build a Temple on its ruins... The legend of the Temple is a result of this falsification.”

[Official PA TV News, Aug. 6, 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 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.

Tisha B'Av - Jewish day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE and 70 CE) and the forced exile of most of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.