PA, Jordan in bid to prevent Hamas takeover of Temple Mount

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PA, Jordan in bid to prevent Hamas takeover of Temple Mount
Ramallah and Amman have already taken a number of steps to prevent Hamas supporters from “commandeering” the protests of Muslim worshippers against Israeli measures.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: MAY 5, 2022

The Palestinian Authority and Jordan are working together to stop Hamas from controlling the Aqsa Mosque compound (Temple Mount), a PA official revealed on Thursday. The official told The Jerusalem Post that Ramallah and Amman have already taken a number of steps to prevent Hamas supporters from “commandeering” the protests of Muslim worshipers against Israeli measures, including visits by Jews to the site.

The official refused to provide any details. However, Palestinian sources pointed out that activists belonging to Fatah, the ruling faction headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas, have been deployed at the compound in the past two weeks in a show of force and a warning to Hamas supporters.

In addition, the Jordanian-controlled Wakf Department, which administers the affairs of the Aqsa Mosque compound, has instructed its security guards to remove Hamas banners from the area, the sources said. The guards were also instructed to stop worshipers from bringing fireworks and other objects into the compound. During Ramadan, thousands of worshipers chanted slogans in support of Hamas and raised the group’s flag, while others denounced Abbas.

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