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Fatah warns: Plan to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount "will cause an explosion in the region"

Headline: “Jenin: The Jenin branch of the Fatah Movement warns the occupation against harming the holy sites, and especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “The Jenin branch of the Fatah Movement warned against harming the holy sites, and especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In a statement it was said that Fatah will not allow the occupation forces to draw near to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that the occupation’s plan to divide the mosque is a despicable plan that will cause an explosion in the region and bring back the tension and conflicts.
Fatah demanded of all the states that recognized the State of Palestine in the borders of June 4 [1967] to express their concern and opposition to what the occupation state plans.
Official Jenin branch Fatah Spokesman Mansour Al-Sa’adi called on all of our people to be very careful and to prepare for the defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem. This is because Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the first direction of prayer of the Muslims and has Arab, Islamic, and Palestinian status. [He noted:] ‘The world must take this into consideration, and if not – we warn of a grave security deterioration that will threaten the region and the entire world.’
Fatah directed all of the branches in Palestine and abroad to prepare for processions and demonstrations against Israel in the case of any Israeli attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

“Division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque" 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, what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews.

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "attack." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
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