Al-Quds, 7 Rajab 1438/4 April-2017 (MINA) – Islamic institutions and NGOs operating in Occupied Jerusalem launched on Tuesday calls for a serious response to the projected Israeli break-ins at holy al-Aqsa Mosque.
“At a time when the Israeli occupation authorities are claiming that they want to soothe tension in Occupied Jerusalem and al-Aqsa, they have been turning blind eyes and deaf ears to the incitements made by fanatic and terrorist organizations and the calls for mass break-ins at al-Aqsa Mosque to celebrate the Passover holiday as of April 10 until April 18,” a statement by Jerusalem’s Islamic bodies read.
The statement was jointly issued by the Supreme Islamic Commission, the Ifta Department, the Council of Awqaf (endowment) and Islamic Sites, and Jerusalem’s Awqaf Department, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.
The statement warned of Israeli preparations for a chain of sacrilegious rituals in the holy Umayyad Palaces on Thursday.
The institutions further spoke out against Israeli intents to drink wine in the plazas of holy al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam.
“Such preplanned calls launched by Israeli fanatics only aim to trigger further tension in Occupied Jerusalem and at al-Aqsa Mosque,” the statement read.
The institutions called on the Palestinian masses across the occupied territories to intensify vigils at al-Aqsa Mosque and to stand on guard to the Israeli break-ins.
They further urged the Islamic and Christian leaders along with the international institutions to take serious steps and immediately work on halting the simmering Israeli aggressions on al-Aqsa place of worship.(T/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)