With calls by Jewish fanatic groups on their followers to storm en mase tomorrow Al-Aqsa Mosque, a Muslim holy site located in Jerusalem’s Old City, with the start of the Jewish Hanukah holiday, Palestinians today called on Muslims everywhere to be present at their holy site in large numbers and hold a vigil there in order to foil attempts by the Jewish fanatics to change the status quo at the holy site as a Muslim-only place of worship.
The Islamic-Christian Committee in Support of Jerusalem and its Sanctuaries has called on Palestinian Muslims everywhere, especially in the occupied city of Jerusalem and in the 1948 territories, to go to Al-Aqsa Mosque tomorrow, Sunday, and hold a vigil there to thwart Jewish plans for wide-scale storming of the Mosque.
It warned in a press statement of calls by Jewish groups, led by the fascist lawmaker and future cabinet minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, for the mass storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque with the start of the week-long Jewish Hanukah holiday, which begins on Sunday and continues until the beginning of next week.
It said that these groups began last week to prepare for these incursions and promote them through large-scale advertising campaigns in which they explicitly call for the entry and lighting of the menorah inside Al-Aqsa Mosque in violation of the status quo.
The Committee emphasized that the extremist groups are trying to exploit the political climate in Israel and the fascist tendencies of the next Israeli government to devote their programs to changing the decades-long status quo and force new rules that enable them to officially perform open Jewish rituals and advance plans to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews.
It held the Israeli government responsible for the serious repercussions that would result from these incursions and enabling extremist groups to impose their programs and plans in violating the sanctity of the Mosque and its Islamic identity.
Extremist Jewish groups storm Al-Aqsa Mosque almost every day during specific visit hours, but escalates during Jewish holidays, and attempt to hold open prayers there despite a ban on any worship within the walled Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, also known at Al-Haram al-Sharif, or the holy sanctuary.