Hamas: Israeli Plan to Build Synagogue Under Aqsa Serious Violation

(Photo: PeaceMakers International)

Gaza, MINA – Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, on Wednesday affirmed that the Israeli government’s plan to build a synagogue under al-Aqsa Mosque constitutes a serious violation of the Palestinians’ full right in Jerusalem and the holy site.

Hamas’s spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in a press statement that establishing the synagogue is a new Israeli crime against the Palestinian people and holy sites that requires escalating the Jerusalem Intifada, PIC reported.

The Israeli government has recently inaugurated a new synagogue inside the tunnels adjacent to al-Aqsa Mosque.

The project is part of a large-scale Israeli plan aimed at planting religious Jewish structures in the heart of Old Jerusalem to change the Islamic and Arab identity of the holy city.

It will be the second massive Jewish edifice in the Old City after the Hurva synagogue, which was built in 2010.(R/04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)