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PA official: Israel attempts to "empty Jerusalem of its original residents" and is "excavating tunnels under the Al-Aqsa Mosque"

Headline: “Issa: Israel is in a race against time to empty Jerusalem of its original residents”
“Secretary-General of [the PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places [Hanna Issa]… emphasized that ‘Israel’ is carrying out ongoing attempts to erase the historic Islamic Arab identity from occupied Jerusalem, and to impose on it an invented and new Jewish character. Likewise, he noted that this is the goal of the Zionist project – to turn Jerusalem into the capital of their Jewish state, and to build the Temple on the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque…
The Secretary-General of the Jerusalem Council for the Defense of the Holy Places [Hanna Issa] said that the occupation authorities are excavating tunnels under the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which threatens the mosque as there is a chance it will collapse if there is an earthquake or if they concoct explosions under it.”

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