Lahore, 30 Muharam 1436/23 November 2014 (MINA) – Senior Hamas official Khaled Qaddoumi said the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem would never be alone in defending the Aqsa Mosque, and their Muslim brothers and sisters around the world would never forget their first Qibla (prayer direction).
Qaddoumi made his remarks in a speech during the annual general congress of the Pakistani Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, held on Saturday in Lahore, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
“The Aqsa Mosque is not alone, and this blessed meeting is the best proof, reflecting that the Muslims have never forgotten their first Qibla, and will remain loyal to it and raise sooner or later an army to liberate Jerusalem,” the Hamas official stated.
He stressed that the Muslims from all nations and groups are invited today to defend the Aqsa Mosque.
“Hamas and al-Qassam Brigades promise you that it will be adherent to its oath to liberate Palestine, and they are waiting for the great army of this great people to join the liberation war,” he underscored.
Qaddoumi also expressed his thanks to the Islamic party for its positions in support of the Palestinian cause and for dedicating most of its annual meeting’s activities to highlighting the issue of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque in particular and Palestine in general.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Qaddoumi toured the Palestine photo-exhibition hall, which contained pictures on Israel’s atrocities during its last war on the Gaza Strip and its violations in Jerusalem and at the Aqsa Mosque.(T/R04/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)