While Jordan had strongly objected to any change in the makeup of the Waqf, in recent months their stance changed after Turkey became involved in east Jerusalem and the Temple Mount
The site has also been closed to all non-Muslim visitors, including Jews.
The Fajr prayers, the first ones of the day before sunrise, are being held to protest 'Israeli judaization schemes' at religious sites in the West Bank, including the Temple Mount.
PA attorneys reportedly are already using material to undermine Israeli claims
The Waqf warned of an 'escalation in the frequency of violations' against the mosque, as Jewish groups reported that 30,416 Jews visited the Temple Mount in 2019.
Senior Wakf official: Any change would spark strong response from Arabs and Muslims. Jewish activists: Final goal is to rebuild the Temple.
Israeli police entered the Gate of Mercy (Bab al-Rahma) on the Temple Mount and arrested five young men and removed wooden partitions on Thursday, according to Palestinian reports.
Tisha Be’Av this year coincided with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice.
On Wednesday evening, clashes broke out between Palestinian youth and Jews near the Chain Gate entrance to the Temple Mount.
"It’s time to vote with our feet and send a clear message to the world that we truly believe that the Temple Mount is ours and we truly hope and pray for the rebuilding of the Third Temple."