News Brief 9/17/2013, Tishrei 13, 5774
Top PA Official Thrown Out of Al-Aqsa Mosque
A top Palestinian Authority official was hounded out of the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount when he visited the site on Tuesday. Azzam Al-Ahmad, as a representative of Fatah, was told in no uncertain terms by dozens of radical Muslims that he was not welcome at the mosque.
The incident indicates the strength of the sentiment among many PA Arabs against the PA and Fatah, which controls it. While the PA is clearly in charge in Ramallah, its authority is less solid in many other parts of PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria – including Jerusalem, according to Israeli analysts.