Days of Palestine

Israeli Occupation Prevents Prayer Call in Aqsa; Palestinian Factions Warn

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Days of Palestine – Jerusalem

Israeli occupation forces prevented Tuesday, May 3, 2022, the evening call to prayer from being raised on the external loudspeakers of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem.

In a statement, the Islamic Endowments Department in Jerusalem said that “the Israeli occupation cut the wires of the external speakers of Al-Aqsa Mosque, before the evening call to prayer.”

They added that “the wires of the external speakers were cut off after speeches delivered by Israeli occupation officials, including their President Isaac Herzog coinciding with the so-called “Memorial Day” in Israel.

The call to prayer was limited to the internal speakers, according to a statement by the Islamic Endowments Department.

Meanwhile, Hamas Movement extremely condemned the incident.

Izzat Al-Rishq, a member of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas,” said that we condemned the occupation’s cutting the external speaker wires to Al-Aqsa Mosque and preventing the evening call to prayer from being raised and absent, under the pretext of celebrating the Hebrew anniversary of the founding of their alleged entity.

Al-Rishq added that this represents an unacceptable provocation to our people and our nation and a continuation of the occupation’s attempts to consolidate its sovereignty over Al-Aqsa and its guardianship over Islamic rituals.

In the same context, the spokesman for the Islamic Jihad Movement for the West Bank, Tariq Ezz El-Din, said that preventing the evening call to prayer in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is a flagrant violation of the religious rites of Muslims.

Ezz El-Din added, in press statements, that preventing the call to prayer, at the instigation of settlers, is a dangerous violation of the red lines by the occupation police, which requires action against this criminal policy.

It’s noteworthy that the Israeli settlers raised yesterday the flag of Israel and the singing Israeli anthem at the al-Aqsa mosque, which was condemned by the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs.

In a statement, the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs Sheikh Hatem al-Bakri, slammed the raising of the flag of Israel and the singing of the Israeli anthem at al-Aqsa mosque as a flagrant assault and desecration of holy sites.

He considered what happened today at al-Aqsa mosque as a blatant defiance of Muslims’ feelings in Palestine and the Islamic and Arab world and a violation of al-Aqsa mosque; the most sensitive Muslim-only holy site in Palestine.

He said that what occurred today at al-Aqsa mosque can only be explained by the Israeli occupation’s desire to ignite a religious war that they can start but won’t be able to stop.

He called on the international community and humanitarian organizations concerned with heritage and cultural affairs to work to put an end to these attacks that cannot be justified in any way.

He called on Palestinians and all the Muslim and Arab people to increase their presence in al-Aqsa Mosque to undermine Israel’s plans to impose a temporal and spatial division of the holy compound.

Calls to intensify presence in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian calls were launched for the people of the occupied interior to mobilize and crawl towards the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque next Thursday, to protect it from Judaization and the plans of settlement groups to celebrate inside it.

The National Commission for the Support of Palestinian People Inside the Occupied Palestinian Lands called upon the masses of the occupied territories in 1948, and everyone who could reach Jerusalem, to mobilize and crawl next Thursday to the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect it from the crimes of the Zionists and prevent them from entering and desecrating it.

The Israeli occupation authorities announced Tuesday that settlers would be allowed to resume storming Al-Aqsa Mosque, starting from Thursday.

This coincided with calls by settler groups for their supporters to participate in the storming and desecration of Al-Aqsa and to celebrate the so-called “Independence Day” from 7:00 am on Thursday.

The settlers called for a massive storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, raising the occupation flag, and singing their national anthem in its courtyards, on the fifth of May.

Hamas Warns Israeli Occupation of Planned Aggressions against Islamic, Christian Sanctities

The Islamic Resistance Movement warned on Saturday 30 April 2022 the Israeli occupation of planned violations against the Islamic and Christian holy places in Jerusalem mainly the Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the near future.

In a press conference, Hamas chief in Gaza Yahya Sinwar stated that the Israeli occupation made plans to storm the Aqsa mosque on several Jewish occasions in the coming days.

Sinwar said that the Israeli occupation seeks to impose Spatial and temporal division in Aqsa mosque stressing the Palestinian people will never allow such move to happen no matter what it costs.

Highlighting the Palestinian unity in all Occupied Palestinian Territories OPT, Sinwar noted the Palestinian resistance, as well as the Palestinian popular resistance, will be one hand in defending the Palestinian rights against Israeli crimes in OPT.

He stressed the need for all components of the Palestinian people in the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza, and Occupied land in 1948 to unite in confrontation with the Israeli occupation everywhere.

Sinwar Condemns the International double standards the International community adopts when dealing with the just cause of Palestine, as International positions on Palestine’s Cause are not the same over Ukraine’s struggle although the issue is one.

Sinwar confirmed that the red lines set after the “ Jerusalem’s Sword” confrontation in 2021 are sacred and the Palestinian resistance will not allow the Israeli occupation to cross it anywhere, any time.

He added that the Israeli occupation practices apartheid rule against Muslims, Christians, and anti-Zionist Jews in Occupied Palestinian territories, a fact proven via Israeli crimes against worshipers in the Aqsa mosque as well as Christians in the Holy Sepulcher Church.