PA official in charge of Jerusalem affairs dismisses Israeli court’s decision ordering the closure of the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount.
Adnan al-Husayni, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of Jerusalem affairs, on Sunday described the Israeli court’s decision ordering the closure of the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount “void, invalid and worthless.”
In a statement, Husayni said in response to the court’s decision that non-Muslims have no authority to make decisions regarding the Temple Mount, and that only the Waqf has this authority.
“The decision was made as part of the election campaign in Israel and within the framework of the aspirations of extremist Israeli elements in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and therefore it carries many dangers,” he wrote. “The Al-Aqsa Mosque and its area of 144 dunams belongs exclusively to Muslims, and an Israeli law or court have no authority over it.”
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