|Palestinian youth welcoming Jews to the Western Wall. |
The golden Dome of the Rock is in the background.
PA Religious Leaders: Jews Have No Right to Pray at Western Wall
- Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash and the former Chief Justice of the PA's Religious Court Sheikh Tayseer Al-Tamimi both recently declared that the PA's Islamic belief and political position is that Jews are prohibited from praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount.
The PA claims that the area of the Muslim holy site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, includes not only the mosque itself, but extends over the entire Temple Mount and includes Judaism's holy site - the Western Wall.
Accordingly, both PA religious leaders proclaim in the name of Islam that Jews are prohibited from praying there.
(Palestinian Media Watch)