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Thursday, June 1

Israeli Knesset to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Days of Palestine, Jerusalem –An Arab Knesset member has revealed that the Israeli Knesset is to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews.

”A draft law about the issue has been prepared by the interior parliamentary committee in the Knesset,” Arab MK Masoud Ghanayim said on Monday. “The law stipulates that Jews can perform prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Ghanayim continued: “This is based on a proposal that gives Muslims and Jews equal rights in their access and use of the third holiest site for Muslims all over the world. It also specifies certain locations where Jews can perform their prayers.”

It is important to note that both Rabbinical and Israeli law currently bans Jews from prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque because of the sanctity of the site for the Jewish religion. Most Jews who lobby to pray there are illegal settlers with a right wing agenda.

The Old City in Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa is located, is internationally recognised as occupied land. The Israeli occupation authorities frequently prevent Muslims from praying there.

‘Flagrant aggression’

According to Ghanayim, the same draft law also bans organising civil protests and demonstrations in Al-Aqsa compound, and sets out punishment for any violations.

He said that putting such a law for any vote is a “flagrant aggression on the religious rights of Muslims around the world.” He also called it part of the Judaisation plan for the city of Jerusalem.

Commenting on the basis of this law, Ghanayim said it “is solely based on a legitimacy built on historical and religious myths bolstered with the power of the oppressive occupation.”

He stressed that Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of the Islamic and Arabic world and cannot be partitioned at any time or place.

“It is part of Arab and Palestinian lands, which is occupied by the Zionists,” he reiterated. “The [illegal] occupation does not have the right to impose its laws,” he added.

At the same time, he insisted that the Israeli government is behind all the attempts by the extremist right wing settlers to extend Israeli sovereignty over Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On Wednesday, tens of extremist Israeli settlers and Israeli officials with tens of Israeli police staff stormed the Mosque and toured around it. They took pictures for themselves in different areas inside.
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