P.A. Official: Western Wall is Muslim

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JERUSALEM, Israel - The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information published results of a "study" on Monday saying Jews have no claims to the Western Wall.

According to al-Mutawakel Taha, a senior PA official, the Western Wall, which Muslims call the al-Buraq wall," is part of the al-Aksa Mosque and therefore the property of the Waqf, the Islamic trust that oversees the Temple Mount, which the Muslims call Haram al-Sharif.

"The Zionist occupation falsely and unjustly claims that it owns this wall, which it calls the Western Wall or Kotel," Taha wrote in his report.

"Al-Buraq Wall is in fact the western wall of the al-Aksa Mosque. This wall was never part of the so-called Temple Mount, but Muslim tolerance allowed the Jews to stand in front of it and week over its destruction," he wrote.

"No Muslim or Arab had the right to give up one stone of the al-Buraq Wall or other religious sites," the PA official concluded.

Click here for Khaled Abu Toameh's report in The Jerusalem Post.

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