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  12/1/2013, Kislev 28, 5774

PA Official: Jews 'Defile' Al-Aqsa (Temple Mount)


Ahmed Qureia, a former "prime minister" of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization terrorist organization (PLO), claimed Sunday that "International involvement in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) enables Israel to continue its 'occupation', and for settlers to continue to defile some of Islam's holiest places."

The references were to the Temple Mount, which is Judaism's holiest site. While Israel technically has some control over the Mount, there is systemic anti-Jewish discrimination on the Mount due to pressure from Arab lobbying organizations on international bodies.