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News, February 2012
Illegal Jewish Settlers Defile Al-Aqsa Mosque, Clash with Muslim Worshipers, Burn Cars, Damage Mosque
Jewish settlers and policemen defile Aqsa Mosque, clash with Muslim worshipers
[ 19/02/2012 - 09:51 AM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
A group of Palestinian worshipers holding a vigil inside Al-Aqsa Mosque have fended off dozens of illegal Israeli fanatic Jewish settlers who tried on Sunday morning to desecrate the Islamic holy site, and clashed with their police escorts.
The Israeli occupation policemen spread extensively throughout the Mosque and attempted to secure the settlers' provocative entry. Three Israeli armed policemen were injured during the clashes with Palestinian worshipers.
According to news reports, violent confrontations are still ongoing between the Palestinians who attempt to protect the Mosque and the Israeli assailants.
The reports also said that dozens of Jewish settlers and policemen gathered near Al-Maghariba Gate, one of the Mosque's doors, in an attempt to storm it. Other Israeli soldiers were seen preventing the Palestinian young men and women under age 45 from entering the Aqsa Mosque to help their brothers under attack.
Several extremist Jewish groups spearheaded by a movement called the temple trustees incited recently their followers to storm the Aqsa Mosque to strengthen what they claimed to be the status of the temple.
In this regard, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum strongly denounced the repeated Jewish attacks on the Aqsa Mosque and the malicious intents to demolish it to establish an alleged temple on its ruins.
He added in a press release that Israel is waging a religious war on the Islamic holy sites in the occupied Palestinian land and this war is supported by the US which is the cause of all pains and sufferings inflicted on the occupied Palestinian people.
Barhoum urged the Muslim nation all over the world to rise and revolt for occupied Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque and move to confront the Jewish extremists' attempts to harm the holy Mosque.
Jewish settlers burn cars, damage Mosque in 1948 occupied lands
[ 20/02/2012 - 10:09 AM ]
The Hebrew media said Jewish settlers from the "price tag" gang torched eight Palestinian cars at dawn Sunday in Musmus town, Wadi Ara area, in the 1948 occupied lands, and sabotaged the only Mosque there.
The Israeli police failed to arrest the assailants as it always did when similar attacks repeatedly happened against Palestinian property and Mosques.
The price tag gang is notorious for waging arson attacks on Mosques and Palestinians' cars and it is believed that the Israeli police always lie about their failure to arrest the criminals responsible for such offenses.
Arab League: Israel's moves against the Aqsa Mosque threaten the world's peace
[ 20/02/2012 - 09:26 AM ]
The Arab League warned that the escalating Judaization measures in the occupied city of Jerusalem threaten the stability in the region and the whole world, and appealed to the international parties to protect the Aqsa Mosque against Israel's threats.
In a statement read during a meeting on Sunday, the Arab League stated that all the Israeli measures in Jerusalem are illegal under international law and especially the latest resolution issued on October 30 by the UN general-assembly.
The League pointed that Israel's Judaization activities in Jerusalem violate the international humanitarian law, especially the fourth Geneva convention and the Hague convention.
The League also strongly denounced the Israeli aggression actions against the Aqsa Mosque and the Israeli Knesset decision to hold a referendum on their withdrawal from Jerusalem.
It demanded the UN security council, the European union and the UNESCO to assume their responsibilities in this regard and protect the Islamic and Christian holy sites in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Khatib: All construction activities around the Aqsa part of the alleged temple
[ 20/02/2012 - 05:56 AM ]
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)--
Deputy head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 occupied land Kamal Al-Khatib warned that the escalating attempts to storm and seize the Aqsa Mosque are part of the Jewish black scheme to tear it down and build the alleged temple on its ruins.
Khatib told Quds Press on Sunday that all construction activities happening beneath and around the Aqsa Mosque are part of this alleged temple's premises and annexes.
He warned that the Jewish attempts to storm and take hold of the Aqsa Mosque would increase during the coming days and months.
In a related context, head of the committee on Jerusalem at the international union of Muslim scholars Salah Amin said there are intensive contacts and consultations underway between Muslim religious figures all over the world to organize a massive angry rallies marching towards the Aqsa Mosque from all sides of the occupied Palestinian land.
"I am networking with many Muslim scholars worldwide to prepare for a march towards Jerusalem on the Nakba anniversary that falls on May 15," Amin told the Palestinian information center (PIC) on Sunday.
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