Occupied Jerusalem, MINA – An Israeli settler declared intention to perform his marriage ritual in al-Aqsa Mosque, violating a longstanding agreement between Jordan and Israel.
In violation of the agreement which prevents non-Muslim religious rituals at the al-Aqsa compound, Avraham Bloch, a member of the so-called The Temple organization, published on Sunday a photo while holding a wedding countdown plaque.
The plaque indicates that only one day is left for the marriage.
While Jewish visitation is permitted to the compound, non-Muslim worship at al-Aqsa is prohibited according to an agreement signed between Israel and the Jordanian government after Israel’s illegal occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.
Despite the agreement with Jordan, Israeli authorities regularly allow Jewish settlers to enter the site, often under armed guard. Such break-ins are typically made by right-wingers attempting to unsettle the status quo at the site, and coincide with restrictions on Palestinian access, including bans on entrance and detentions.(R/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)