Fatwa Council: Israel To Seize Palestinian Estate In Occupied Jerusalem

Al-Quds, 21 Rajab 1437/29 April 2015 (MINA) – The Supreme Council of Religious Ruling (Fatwa) in Palestine warned of Israeli intents to hold sway over Palestinian buildings in Occupied Jerusalem by altering the Arnona statute.

According to the Fatwa Council, the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have already paved the way for the move by notifying Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem that their estates will be tagged as “abandoned property.” The Israeli occupation municipality claimed the move aims at motivating Palestinian owners to rent or sell empty buildings.

The council spoke out against such an Israeli scheme, saying it rather makes part of a preplanned agenda to hold sway over Palestinian property in favor of illegal settlers, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The Fatwa Council called on the Palestinian natives of Occupied Jerusalem to stand on their guard to such an Israeli scheme of ethnic cleansing and forced deportation.

The move comes at a time when tension has reached a peak in Occupied Jerusalem as Israeli fanatics have been vandalizing Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque on the occasion of the Passover holiday.

The Fatwa Council urged the Muslim worshipers to intensify their presence and maintain vigil at al-Aqsa so as to defend it against the Israeli sacrilegious schemes.

The council further denounced Israel’s closure of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in al-Khalil, before the Muslim worshipers while boosting break-ins at the holy site by Israeli fanatics under the pretext of Jewish holidays.

The council appealed to the international community to speak up against Israel’s oppressive policies and violations of Muslims’ right to the freedom of worship.(T/P008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)