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Israel set fire to Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969 to “Judaize” it and take over

“In an announcement the [PA] Ministry of Information stressed that the arson at the Al-Aqsa Mosque will not be dismissed due to the [statute of] limitations. [The Ministry] said that it (the crime) stemmed from a racist-terrorist mentality – just as today’s anniversary occurs in the shadow of ongoing damage to the city and to its Islamic and Christian holy sites, as well as in the shadow of the ongoing, intensified blockade imposed on it, and the [restrictive] ring being tightened around its residents. This necessitates coming out against this aggression and its [Israel’s] acts of expansion. The Ministry demanded that UNESCO live up to its responsibility and pressure the occupation state to halt these measures, whose purpose is to destroy the city’s Islamic and Christian features. […]
Secretary-General of the [Islamic-Christian] Council [for Jerusalem], Hana Issa said that the fire set in the Al-Aqsa Mosque [in 1969] was the beginning of a comprehensive plan to Judaize the Mosque and take it over completely.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency.

Note: The fire in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969 was started by a deranged Australian Christian, but the Palestinian Authority for years has attributed it to Israel.