Gaza, 3 Dzulhijjah 1436/17 September 2015 (MINA) – Chief of the Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal yesterday called Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the Israeli aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported.
According to a statement by Hamas, they also discussed Israel’s plans to partition the site, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reported.
The statement said that both sides reiterated the importance of facing all Israeli plans against the holy site through the unity of the Palestinians, accelerating the achievement of the internal reconciliation and implementing what was agreed upon by the Palestinian factions.
During the telephone call, Meshaal stressed the importance of holding the temporary leadership framework of the PLO in order to discuss and adopt a joint national strategy to face the dangers and partition plans of Al-Aqsa Mosque, achieve the reconciliation and end divisions.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian government based in Ramallah announced its support for Abbas’s call for an urgent Islamic summit to be held to discuss the ongoing Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In the wake of its weekly meeting yesterday, the government called for Arabs and Islamists to urgently bolster the holy city in order to maintain its Arabic identity and its religious, cultural and humanitarian heritage.
It also called for supporting the Palestinian citizens in Jerusalem, noting that the Palestinian territories are being exposed to the widest settlement plans and the worst crimes, which mount to war crimes.
The PA also called for the international community to urgently move in order to stop the Israeli aggressions, the racist occupation measures and Jewish violations against Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. (T/P002/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)