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PA Foreign Ministry libel: Israel plans to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Itamar Marcus  |
PA Foreign Ministry libel:  
Israel plans to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque
and build the Temple in its place

PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem calls Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount as an "assault [on] the Al-Aqsa Mosque"

by Itamar Marcus

The Palestinian Authority is continuing to spread the libel that Israel is planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque to build a Temple in its place. The following is the recent example, by the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

"The PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned Israel's escalation against civilians, their property and holy sites... The Ministry disclosed that for more than two years it informed all Muslims and Arabs, at an official and public level about the nature of the Judaization plan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount Plaza)... The Israeli government has been carrying out this plan on a daily basis, and the rate of escalation and repression against Al-Aqsa is increasing... towards dividing it (the Temple Mount) geographically and according to time (allocating times and spaces for different religions), destroying it and building what is referred to as 'the Temple' in its place."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 14, 2014]

"Secretary-General of the [PA's] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa... noted that lately, ongoing calls have been made by the extreme right to enlist a large number of settlers to assault the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to perform their Talmudic rituals in it (PA euphemism for Jews praying). He emphasized that '... The aim of these attacks is to build the alleged Temple on the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the expropriation of the sovereignty of these holy sites from the Arabs and Muslims.'"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 23, 2014]