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Former PA PM calls ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem “alleged”

“[Former PA Prime Minister and] Member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs, Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ denounced the fact that scores of extreme settlers congregated in the Al-Buraq Wall’s (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) plazas, west of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and then broke into it (the Mosque) to mark the third anniversary of the death of those they call: ‘The alleged Temple activists of 2010.’ In addition, in an announcement to the press yesterday, Wednesday, [Sept. 28, 2013], he [Qurei] condemned the fact that scores [of people] belonging to the settler herds dared to break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in small groups that came from the direction of the Mughrabi Gate, guarded and escorted by Israeli occupation soldiers. He warned of the danger that lies in the participation of several rabbis from the alleged Temple organizations in these shameful break-ins (the mere presence of Jews on the Temple Mount is considered a 'break in.' However, all visitors are subject to rigorous security checks, - Ed.).”

Note: The killing above seems to refer to a terror attack close to Hebron in which four people were killed. Two of them were apparently active in Temple Mount organizations and accompanied groups to the Temple Mount.