Fatah spokesman: Israel’s plan is to “destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple on its ruins”
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day hosted official Fatah Spokesman in Jerusalem Raafat Alayan
Official Fatah Spokesman in Jerusalem Raafat Alayan: “[Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli extreme right are acting to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque, not only to divide it by times and areas. The division by time has already existed for several months. The settlers enter from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. The settlers enter and exit... The Israeli plan is obvious... It wants to establish the alleged Temple on the ruins of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. Regarding division by time, it [Israel] says to the Muslims (interrupts himself) - by the way, it is already being implemented as I said earlier, but at the moment Israel wants to strengthen the division by time so that no Palestinian will be found in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Regarding division by area, which Israel is planning, [the plan is that] the Dome of the Rock is intended for the Muslims, and the Muslims will be able to pray in the Dome of the Rock, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the location of the alleged Temple. They want to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple on the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. What are the Arabs and Muslims waiting for regarding this plan?”
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Note: "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. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews.
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