This libel was repeated by Mahmoud Al-Habbash last week on official PA TV:
The PA has been promoting this libel for years. Mahmoud Abbas has also expressed this libel:
At a PA government meeting in September 2013, chaired by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Israel was accused of planning "to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews, as part of Israel's frantic attempts to build the alleged Temple in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 18, 2013]
A Palestinian daily portrayed Israel as an octopus eating the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. [Al-Ayyam, Oct. 13, 2013]
The official PA TV News has reported that PA experts on the Al-Aqsa Mosque structure say that Israel spreads chemicals at Al-Aqsa foundations in order to destroy it:
The official PA daily reported the same story and explained that Israel spreads the chemicals at night but removes the traces during the day:
When PA leaders and media mention the Al-Aqsa Mosque they refer to the entire Temple Mount, including the Western Wall. The golden "Dome of the Rock" that Al-Habbash referred to, is not the Al-Aqsa Mosque but is situated on the Temple Mount plaza.
The PA's Al-Aqsa libel has been actively promoted since 1998. Click to see more examples on PMW's website.