Kualu Lumpur, MINA – Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organization (MAPIM) called on international Islamic and Muslim organizations throughout the world to rise up against the siege of Al-Aqsa which has been repeated by Israeli police since yesterday.
“We received the latest news that several gates of the old city of Al-Quds have been closed. Pilgrims who want to enter the mosque are also prohibited from entering, “said Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, President of MAPIM in a written statement received by MINA on Wednesday.
Azmi said, this is a dangerous situation that requires a strong response from all Muslim leaders.
“We condemn Israeli Zionist police who attacked worshipers and closed Al-Aqsa,” he said.
Azmi stressed that Israeli police should not be allowed to be inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israeli police posts that they have made to intimidate the pilgrims should have been closed.
The incident yesterday was the reason that Israeli police could close all entrances to the occupied Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.
The directors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Omar Kiswani and Sheikh Wasef Al-Bakri, Acting Supreme Judges of the Islamic Courts of Jerusalem, were among those attacked by Israeli police.
According to Israeli NGOs, 10 Palestinians were injured in the clash, after which all pilgrims were forced out of the mosque location.
MAPIM assessed that the Israeli police used excessive force in responding to violence against the congregation.
“All Muslim leaders must understand how Zionist Israel shows their insolent statements on the sacred complex of Al-Aqsa,” said the President of MAPIM.
Israeli police vacated Al-Aqsa, closed its doors and restricted access to the three main entry points of the Old City, indicating a clear message about Israeli unilateral control.
“We ask the international community to intervene. Zionist Israeli police and settlers have consistently violated the sanctity of the mosque and provoked Muslim sentiment, “Azmi said. (T/Sj/R04)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)