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Israelis, Jews ‘defile’ Muslim and Christian holy sites, says Palestinian Authority

Every time an Israeli or Jew enters Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount plaza, the Palestinian Authority calls it “an invasion,” a “defilement” or a “desecration.”

The Al-Aqsa mosque in the Temple Mount compound, as seen from the Western Wall Plaza. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Mark A. Wilson (Department of Geology, The College of Wooster).
The Al-Aqsa mosque in the Temple Mount compound, as seen from the Western Wall Plaza. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Mark A. Wilson (Department of Geology, The College of Wooster).

Muslim and Christian holy sites in “Palestine” are “defiled” and “desecrated” by the presence of Israelis and/or Jews. This hateful demonization is often expressed by Palestinians, including Palestinian leaders.

In December 2018, the Palestinian Authority “presidential office” stressed that Mahmoud Abbas was to have “urgent conversations” with Arab and international bodies about “the dangerous Israeli escalation,” which among other things Abbas’s office said is being expressed by “the defilement of the holy sites.” [Official P.A. daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2018]

Every time an Israeli or Jew enters Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount plaza, the P.A. calls it “an invasion,” a “defilement” or a “desecration.”

Recently, official P.A. radio broadcast a song that included the lyrics: “The Zionist” has “defiled the mosques and churches” in the cities of “Haifa, Ramallah, Gaza, Jaffa, Ramle, Acre and occupied Jerusalem”:

“Where is the Arab army, where? …
Haifa, Ramallah, Gaza and occupied Jerusalem call to you
Jaffa, Ramle, Acre and occupied Jerusalem call to you …
The Zionist has defiled their mosques and churches, and trampled our sanctity.”
[Official P.A. radio station “The Voice of Palestine,” Dec. 19, 2018]

The statement by the host of this program on official P.A. TV is a another typical example:

Official P.A. TV host: “The series of invasions by the settlers into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is still continuing. Since the start of their Jewish holidays, thousands of extremists have defiled its plazas while under intensive police protection.”
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