The director of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound says Israeli ruthless violations at the holy site will lead to what he has termed uncontrollable explosion.
In a statement released on Sunday, Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani said the Israeli occupation has been desperately attempting to alter the status quo of the holy site by encouraging illegal settler incursions. The cleric censured the occupation for allowing illegal settlers to defile the compound under protection from Israeli occupation forces.
Since Saturday, June 4, Israeli occupation forces have had a siege in place on the compound and have been barring the Palestinians under the age of 40 from paying visits to the compound, al-Kiswani said. He urged the leaders of the Arab and Muslim countries to fulfill their responsibility toward the al-Aqsa Mosque.
The compound sits just above the Western Wall Plaza. It houses both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque.
More than 560 Israeli settlers have stormed the holy al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied al-Quds in the latest provocation.
The Jewish visitation of al-Aqsa is permitted, but according to an agreement signed between the Israeli occupation and the Jordanian government in the wake of Israeli occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, non-Muslim worship at the compound is prohibited.
Palestinian resistance have already threatened they will not allow Israeli “provocations” to go by unanswered.
In May 2021, frequent acts of violence against Palestinian worshipers at the Mosque led to an 11-day war between Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip and Israel, during which the regime killed at least 260 Palestinians, including over 60 children. The occupation was eventually forced to announce a ceasefire.