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Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher claims Israel is implementing a "despicable plot" to destroy the mosque and build "the alleged Temple"

Headline: Emphasized that last year was the worst [year] for Jerusalem – Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher: The Islamic state…”
     “Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Yusuf Salameh emphasized… the role of the media in relation to the issue of Jerusalem, especially as last year was the worst [year] for Jerusalem in light of the daily attacks and the defilement of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He said that this constitutes a prelude to the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque according to times and areas, and the implementation of the despicable plot to destroy it. He noted the actions of the occupation: the expulsion of students of the knowledge classes [at the Al-Aqsa Mosque], the ban on [the entry of] clergy and national figures, the incessant excavations, the discussion in the Israeli Parliament about what is called the law to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque between the Muslims and the Jews, and the occupation government’s support of the settlers, rabbis, and ministers during their invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the preparation of everything necessary for [construction of] the alleged Temple.”

"Division according to areas and times" 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. However, Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, which means Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but cannot pray there or engage in any type of worship.

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 "invasion." 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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