The Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, warned of dire consequences if Jewish fanatics and settlers continue with their provocative intrusions into Al-Aqsa Mosque and said that harming the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque is a heinous crime.
As thousands of Muslims are expected to be present at Al-Aqsa Mosque during all hours of the upcoming holy fast month of Ramadan for worship, Sheikh Hussein warned that allowing Israeli settlers to continue to be present at the Muslim holy site during this month could provoke trouble, expressing concern that it may be a prelude to the “malicious intentions” of the Israeli occupation authorities.
He said that the Israeli government “will be responsible for all consequences of its hideous decisions that increase and fuel hatred and hostility in the region as part of its attempt to control the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
“Harming the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque is a heinous crime, which is part of efforts to impose a new fait accompli in it in contravention of religious values that prohibit harming the holy places dedicated to worship, and the provisions of international laws and norms regarding respect for the holy places regarding not harming them or their people in order to protect their freedom of worship,” said the Mufti, Mohammad Hussein.
“But the occupation authorities ignore all of this and provoke the feelings of about two billion Muslims in the world, which poses a real danger and calls for a serious Arab-Islamic stance,” he added.