Today, as we mentioned, Palestinian Arabs are celebrating their version of Independence Day, as it is the anniversary of when they issued a "Declaration of Independence" - in Algiers.
The official translation of the document includes references to freedom of religion, and the accompanying political communique that explains the document includes this:
With a view to putting this affirmation into practice, the Palestine National Council insists on the following:There it is, in black and white: Jews are allowed to freely pray at their holy sites. Which include the right to worship at Joseph's Tomb without fear of being lynched or arrested, to visit the ancient synagogue in Jericho without restriction, and of course the right for Jews to visit and pray at their holiest spot on the Temple Mount.
(f) Assurance of freedom of worship and the practice of religious rites at the holy places in Palestine for adherents of all religions
However, in their 2003 Basic Law, perhaps realizing that this was a potential problem for them, they added a caveat:
Freedom of belief, worship and the performance of religious functions are guaranteed, provided public order or public morals are not violated.Since anything Jews do is immoral and disruptive by definition, they have a reason to riot and attack Jews trying to pray.