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Abbas: Israeli actions “indicate an evil plot to destroy Al-Aqsa and build the alleged Temple”

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in an interview to the Saudi paper Al-Watan:
Q: “Jewish organizations are making frantic efforts, both visible and hidden, to complete the Judaizing of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and to take control of it, especially following the recurring invasions of Al-Aqsa and the attacks on worshippers (the mere presence of Jews on the Temple Mount is considered an "invasion." However, all visitors are subject to rigorous security checks by Israeli security guards before being granted access to the Temple Mount. - Ed.). What affect do you think this has [both] on the Palestinian level and on the regional level? And do you think that the Arab and Islamic responses are at the adequate level?
A: “We’ve said on several occasions that Al-Aqsa is in danger because the excavations Israel is conducting in the Haram (i.e., the Temple Mount) and beneath its foundations put it in danger of collapse. Likewise, preventing West Bank Palestinian worshippers from entering the Mosque and giving radical Jews free rein to enter its courtyards and conduct their religious ceremonies – all these acts indicate an evil and dangerous plot to destroy Al-Aqsa and build the alleged Temple. Unfortunately, these dangers, which are clear for everyone to see, have yet to receive proper Arab, Islamic and international responses. Most countries have not implemented the Arab and Islamic Summit’s resolutions for providing assistance to Jerusalem’s residents and institutions."
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