PA newspaper accuses former Likud MK Yehudah Glick of 'storming' Temple Mount

WAFA, the official outlet of the Palestinian Authority, calls Jewish visitation of Temple Mount provocative 'storming' by 'settlers'.

Dalit Halevy ,

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Yehudah Glick
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The Palestinian Authority’s official media outlet, WAFA, is continuing to delegitimize Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, denouncing them as “settlers” committing “provocations” or of “storming” the Jerusalem holy site.

In a report published Sunday, WAFA described a visit by former Likud MK Yehudah Glick and a number of other Jewish visitors as a “provocative” assault on the Temple Mount.

Glick is labelled a “settler extremist” in the report, and accused him and his companions of ‘raiding’ the holy site.

“Settler extremist Yehudah Glick led, Sunday morning, a raid on the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the side of the Mughrabi Gate,” WAFA claimed.

“The Islamic Waqf reported that Glick, accompanied by 52 settlers, stormed Al-Aqsa in the form of groups and carried out provocative tours in its yards, with the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.”

The Palestinian Authority has consistently refused to recognize Jewish historical or religious ties to the Temple Mount, or the Land of Israel in general.