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  Shvat 14, 5780 , 09/02/20

PA against Jews going up to Temple Mount on Tu B'Shvat

The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry claimed on Sunday that the call of the Temple Mount Faithful for Jews to go up to the Temple Mount during Monday's Tu B'Shvat observance was made as part of a phased state program of Judaizing the holy site in an attempt to damage the connection between Muslims and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to prevent them from arriving there.

The claim was part of a bigger statement that all steps taken by the "occupation" [Israel] against Al-Quds [Jerusalem], the mosque and other holy places are null and void. The ministry also claimed, "the occupation state, various mechanisms, the association of Temple Mount organizations and the associations of extremist Jewish settlements" are trying to seize every opportunity to implement a division of the Al-Aqsa mosque according to a key time and place to gain full Israeli control of the place."

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