“There is no place for non-Muslims in any way in this mosque, whether through schools, churches or other places of worship.”
Tisha Be’Av this year coincided with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Muhammad Hussein demanded that the site be protected and held the Israeli government responsible for any escalation.
Political disputes within Arab and Muslim states have spread to the dates of religious holidays.
The video was posted in an apparent response to comments made by US Rep. Rashida Tlaib in which she said she felt "a calming feeling" the Palestinians were able to "create a safe haven for Jews."
The mufti claimed that Israel was carrying out excavation works at the Umayyad palaces, under the northern part of the Islamic Museum, which is located west of al-Aksa Mosque.
“Set out for the al-Aqsa Mosque,” Fatah said on its official Facebook page, "break the Israeli siege that aims to change the historical sites of the holy city and judaize them.”
The PA president rarely condemns attacks on Israelis.
There is an intersection between the mufti and his Nazi camp visits and today’s hatred of Israel and Jewish symbols.
More evidence emerges of the strong ties the Muslim leadership forged with officials from Nazi Germany.