Occupied Jerusalem, MINA – Head of the Supreme Islamic Council and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Preacher Sheikh Ikrima Sabri called on Friday for intensifying Palestinian presence at al-Aqsa Mosque next Tuesday which coincides with the Islamic New Year.
Muslims must mark this holy occasion at al-Aqsa with reading Quran and listening to religious lectures, he was quoted by Palinfo as saying..
Last year, al-Aqsa witnessed a significant escalation in Israeli break-ins and violations in the holy shrine under the protection of Israeli government and the support of Jewish associations, he continued.
Sheikh Sabri concluded by urging Arab and Islamic states to unite their efforts for the protection of al-Aqsa Mosque and Islamic properties in the occupied Jerusalem especially in light of the growing Israeli danger.(R/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)