Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, deputy head of the Islamic movement in the occupied Palestinian interior, said Saturday that Palestinian people know exactly their obligations to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem, in order to thwart Israeli occupation settlement and Judaism schemes.
Al-Khatib stressed that settler incursions and occupation plans would fail in the face of the Al-Murabiteen’s steadfastness, noting that the occupation’s intention to allow settlers to storm Al-Aqsa during the usual month of Ramadan underscored Israel’s continued disregard for Muslim sentiments.
The decision to continue the incursions was a continuation of the violations of the occupation against the Palestinian people, in disregard of the sanctity of the holy month, he stated.
Al-Khatib in his speech expected that popular gifts would escalate during the month of Ramadan to prevent the plans of the occupation and its settlers.
He said that the Israeli occupation estimates of confrontations in Jerusalem and the West Bank, together with increased resistance, were not speculation, but rather a means of preparing public opinion to carry out a new aggression against the holy sites and the Palestinian people.
Sheikh Al-Khatib considered that the Israeli occupation’s actions in the region and their frequent meetings with normalizers’ Arab countries were aimed at isolating the Palestinians and paving the way for the committing new crimes against Islamic holy sites.
Commenting on the upcoming summit of the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, and the United States in occupied Jerusalem with Israel, the occupation seeks to isolate Palestinians, Al-Khatib said that: “Palestinian people will remain steadfast on their land and its holy places”.
In the same context, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri held the occupation fully responsible for its decision to allow settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque as usual during the month of Ramadan.
He added that the occupation would be responsible for the bombing and the deterioration of the situation in Jerusalem, adding that everything was possible as the occupation continued to protect the intruding settlers.
Ikrima stressed that the decision to continue the storming of Al-Aqsa during the month of Ramadan contradicted the occupation’s claim that it sought calm and non-violence, accusing the occupation of trying to deceive people and public opinion in order to obtain legitimacy from the States with which it communicated.