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PLO official: Jerusalem lights festival "incite[s] to the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque"

“PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa‘… condemned the opening, for the sixth consecutive year, of the Jewish Festival of Lights in Jerusalem, organized by the Israeli occupation municipality, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and the so-called Jerusalem Development Authority. In addition, he warned of the dangers and implications of the projects, events and light shows included in this Judaization festival, which present Talmudic stories aimed at concealing the Arab and Islamic culture and the cultural identity of the Holy City. In addition, [he said that] these events incite to the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the construction of the alleged Temple on its ruins.”