Jerusalemite youth groups have called for staging massive rallies in the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards and the Bab al-Rahma prayer area on Thursday to defend them against intended settlers’ break-ins.
The popular committee for the defense of the Aqsa Mosque and other Jerusalemite institutions also called on the Palestinian masses to march en masse to the Aqsa Mosque on Friday, March 13.
The Jerusalemite institutions called on the Palestinians to intensify their presence at the Aqsa Mosque to prevent any Israeli plan to impose new faits accomplis at the holy site.
They affirmed that the Israeli police’s recent closure of the Aqsa Mosque and their assaults on Palestinian worshipers as well as the detention and banishment of many Jerusalemites would be confronted with more popular rallying around the Mosque.
The Israeli police on Tuesday closed the Aqsa Mosque, stormed its courtyards, assaulted Muslim worshipers and prevented the holding of prayers inside it. They also arrested 19 Jerusalemites on Thursday.