- PA and Fatah leaders say presence of Jews in Muslim holy places is "desecration" and "defilement"
- PA and Fatah leaders urge Palestinians to "defend" and "protect" the Muslim holy places "at all costs" and "whatever the sacrifices" - including implicit call for violence and terror
- PA and Fatah leaders urge Palestinians to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to "carry out Ribat" - religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic
But the internal Palestinian messaging was very different. Testimonies of Palestinians who participated in the terror indicate that the terrorists believed their leaders' lies, adopted them as truth, and were following the leadership's instructions to "defend" and "protect" Jerusalem and the holy places, by killing Israelis, throughout Israel.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We bless you, we bless the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic), we bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah, Allah willing. Every Martyr (Shahid) will reach Paradise, and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah. The Al-Aqsa [Mosque] is ours, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is ours, and they have no right to defile them with their filthy feet. We will not allow them to, and we will do everything in our power to protect Jerusalem."