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More Zionist Defiance and Insult to Humanity:

Israeli Knesset Discusses Bill Declaring Palestinian Occupied Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

December 25, 2011
Dome of the Rock, at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

Islamic-Christian commission slams Knesset bill stating J'lem Israeli capital

[ 25/12/2011 - 10:23 AM ]


The Islamic-Christian commission for the support of Jerusalem and holy sites strongly denounced the Israeli Knesset for its intention to discuss a proposal calling for declaring the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem as a capital of Israel and the Jewish people.

In a press statement to Quds Press, secretary-general of the commission Hassan Khater slammed this Israeli move as a serious step that would provoke the feelings of Palestinians who consider Jerusalem to be the capital of their homeland.

Khater said this move, if implemented, would violate international resolutions that affirm that Jerusalem is part of the occupied Palestinian territories and the future Palestinian state.

He stressed that such thing would shrink the chances of peace and prompt the Palestinian people to raise the ceiling of their demands concerning the occupied lands and their right to historic Palestine, which was overlooked for international considerations like Jaffa, Haifa, Aka and other areas.

The head of the commission urged, in light of this blatant Israeli attitude towards the peace process and the Palestinian people's rights, the Palestinians to resist the occupation by all means possible until they restore their rights fully.

The Israeli Knesset intends on Sunday to discuss a bill demanding the Israeli government to declare Jerusalem as a capital for the Jewish people.

Illegal Israeli Settlers Enter The Al-Aqsa Mosque

Thursday December 22, 2011 23:23 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

A group of illegal Israeli settlers entered that Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the protection of dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers. The settlers were marking the “Hanukkah” Jewish feast; no clashes were reported.

The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that head of the Islamic Waqf Department, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, told its reporter that approximately 120 settlers entered the mosque under the guise of an Israeli “foreign tourism program”.

The settlers and the soldiers entered the mosque through the Al Mughrabi Gate and exited the mosque through the Al-Silsila (Chain) Gate.

Al-Khatib stated that no clashes were reported between the Muslim worshipers at the mosque and the settlers.

PNN stated that Al-Khatib said that he is “sorry that the settlers chose to mark their feast in such a manner”.

He added that the Waqf department rejects such programs conducted by the Israeli Tourism Ministry as they lead to provocation.


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