Over the past two weeks, Israeli extremist Temple groups have invited Israeli settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque and slaughter “Passover” on Friday night, April 14, 2022.
The inciting invitations of the extremist groups were accompanied by a picture of a small lamb as a symbol of the offerings that the Israeli rabbis and extremist settlers plan to slaughter in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is highly provocative for the Muslims in the holy city.
Israeli extremist Temple groups promised financial rewards to those will try to slaughter sacrifices in Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In preparation for the “Passover,” several Israeli rabbis of settlements and yeshivas, escorted by Israeli occupation forces, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque several times since the beginning of Ramadan, the holy fasting in Islam.
The Israeli rabbis of the extremist Temple groups carried out many lectures and preparatory discussions about the Jewish holiday of “Passover,” which will coincide with the third week of Ramadan.
It focused on preparations for “the sacrifice of the “Passover”; the necessity to construct the Temple on the ruins of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the importance of the consistent and growing Jewish presence in Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Extremist Israeli Jewish groups consider offering the “Passover” ritual at Al-Aqsa Mosque as a spiritual revival of the Temple and the first steps in its rebuilding.
Since 2014, Israeli extremist Temple groups have held “Passover” oblation rites in various parts of the Old City of Jerusalem. Every year they would choose a place closer to Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform their rituals.
During the previous years, they also tried to bring offerings to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but their attempts failed due to the Palestinians’ resistance to Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Israeli rabbis of the “New Sanhedrin” group believe that the time has come to perform these rituals at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Israeli occupation forces are aware that performing the ritual sacrifices of the Jewish Passover will cause tension and would lead to an outbreak of confrontations between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.
Since the beginning of Ramadan, clashes have erupted between the Israeli occupation forces and the Palestinians in various cities of the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem, and the cities of the occupied territories due to the settlers’ repeated incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque and the deadly violence practiced by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians.
The daily confrontations between the Israeli occupation forces and the Palestinians were deadly as dozens of Palestinians have been injured or killed during Israeli incursions of main Palestinian cities in the West Bank.
In a press statement published on Tuesday, April 12, Hamas warned the Israeli occupation leaders against implementing the plan of Jewish Passover offerings. It is considered a crossing of all red lines and direct aggression against the beliefs and feelings of Muslims.
In response to Hamas’s release, Israeli extremists said they would move forward with their plans for next Friday.
It is feared that the continuing Israeli provocative policies in Jerusalem might lead to a further escalation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The current events in Jerusalem are similar to those that preceded the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip in May 2021. The eleven-day war had a heavy death toll of 257 and hundreds of injuries and widespread destruction across the already war-torn coastal enclave.