The Western Wall – on all its various parts, structures and gates, and all the names these parts, structures and gates are called – is an inseparable part of the al-Aqsa compound,” declared Islamist leader Sheikhh Raed Salah.
The Western Wall “is part of Al-Aqsa’s western tower, which the Israeli establishment fallaciously and sneakily calls the ‘Wailing Wall’. The wall is part of the holy al-Aqsa Mosque,” added Salah, who heads the northern faction of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
However these statements were not made recently. Rather, they were made at a time when then Prime Minister Ehud Barak was sitting in a room at Camp David, trying to forge a peace agreement with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian government. But Salah still stands firmly behind them and they can be found on the Islamic Movement’s website.