PA news: 'Settlers' are desecrating western wall of Al-Aqsa

Official news agency of PA blasts Jews coming to Western Wall on the Ninth of Av to commemorate the destruction of their 'imaginary temple.'

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Wafa, the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority, denied the existence of the Holy Temple on the Temple Mount, and attacked Jews who “desecrate” the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by coming to the Western Wall Plaza on the Ninth of Av.

During the Ninth of Av, which started last night and continues until nightfall on Tuesday, Jews commemorate the destruction of both Holy Temples, as well as a host of other tragedies in Jewish history that occurred on this day.

The Wafa announcement said, among other things, that “Last night, thousands of settlers desecrated the Plaza of Al-Buraq Wall, the western wall of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and held a festive event, prayers and Talmudic ceremonies on the occasion of what is called the Ninth of Av according to the Hebrew calendar, or the so-called Destruction of the Temple."

"The settlers hurried to arrive to the Old City of Al-Quds in a number of processions, characterized by improper behavior which was protected by occupation forces, until they reached the Al-Buraq Plaza.The imaginary-temple groups announced the organization of a large procession from one of the gates of the Old City.”