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PA condemns authorisation by Netanyahu for MKs to visit Al-Aqsa

July 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

Palestinian worshippers pray outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City [Ayman Ameen/Apaimages[

The Palestinian Authority’s government in Ramallah condemned yesterday the fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given permission to Israeli MKs to desecrate Al-Aqsa Mosque, Quds Press reported.

Spokesman of the Palestinian government Yousef Al-Mahmoud described Netanyahu’s measure as a “flagrant and dangerous incitement”.

He added: “This undermines the holy of holiest for Muslims… Netanyahu would not have taken this measure without American support.”

Al-Mahmoud blamed the Israeli government and the US administration for “any consequences for this dangerous escalation which would ignite a religious conflict in the region”.

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Netanyahu sent a letter to the chairman of the Israeli Knesset informing him he would allow Israeli MKs to “visit” Al-Aqsa Mosque once every three months.

He took this decision after the recommendations of the Israeli minister of internal security and other senior Israeli police commanders.

Hundreds of extremist Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque everyday under heavy protection by the Israeli police and attack Palestinian worshipers inside the holy site.

Timeline: Israel’s attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque