The Palestinian Liberation Organization has called on international media to desist from using the term ‘Temple Mount’, saying its use doesn’t ‘adhere to international law’.According to PNN correspondence, ‘Temple Mount’ is the term commonly used in English to describe what, in Arabic, is known as ‘Haram al-Sharif’ (the Noble Sanctuary) — the compound in the Old City of Jerusalem containing al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock.

The compound, states the PLO, ‘is not a disputed territory and all other terms, therefore, are null and void’.

The official statement goes on to say that the compound is ‘an internationally recognized part of the Occupied State of Palestine’ and that Israel’s annexation of Jerusalem in the Basic Law on Jerusalem of 1980 is not recognized by the international community.

To the effect that ‘all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and the status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular, the recent ‘basic law’ on Jerusalem, are null and void’ the PLO’s request reflects the United Nations Security Council Resolution 478.

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