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PLO official: Israel is implementing “dangerous plots” against Al-Aqsa Mosque with the goal of “Judaizing Jerusalem”

“PLO Executive Committee Member [and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs] Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ said the occupation authorities’ attempt to enforce a physical division and [division] according to time (i.e., of prayer times for Jews and Muslims) of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and prevent worshipers from entering it… constitute a crime that joins the [list of the] occupation’s crimes against the mosque.
In a press release yesterday [Aug. 5, 2014], Abu Alaa described the escalating aggression and [increasing] violations of the occupation government in the Holy City and the Al-Aqsa Mosque [that are being perpetrated] by force of arms, as a religious war aimed at completely Judaizing Jerusalem and beginning the implementation of its dangerous plots against the sites holy to Islam and Christianity and against the Al-Aqsa Mosque – heralding a dangerous explosion of the situation, for which the occupation government will be held accountable.”

Note: The “physical division and [division] according to time” refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to implement separate prayer times for Muslims and Jews at the site.

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