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News, September 2011
Illegal Israeli Settlers Torch Qusra Mosque, Israeli Occupation Forces Palestinian Olive Trees for Construction of Land-Grab Wall
P.A Slams Israeli Escalation, Settler Attacks
The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank denounced the Israeli occupation forces' escalation and illegal settlement construction, describing the Israeli violations as an attempt to foil the Palestinian initiative to seek international recognition and full membership at the United Nations this month.
Sheikh Betawi: Jewish settlers' attack on Nablus Mosque act of savages
[ 05/09/2011 - 07:03 PM ]
Palestinian lawmaker from Hamas Sheikh Hamed Al-Betawi deplored the arson attack that was waged at dawn Monday by extremist Jewish settlers on Dul Nourain Mosque in Qasra village south of Nablus city.
Betawi, who heads the association of Palestinian scholars, described the attack as an act of barbarism and savagery against the Islamic holy sites in Palestine, and part of earlier systematic attacks on Mosques.
He told the Palestinian information center (PIC) the Jewish settlers torched many mosques before such as the mosques of Laban Asharqiya and Yasuf and stressed that all divine religions prohibit such act of violence against places of worship.
The lawmaker also expressed his belief that such settlers' attacks are encouraged by extremist Jewish clerics and rabbis who incite against Muslims as well as by the protection provided by both the Israeli occupation forces and the Palestinian authority security forces in the context of their security cooperation.
Hamas: Mosque burning a violation of divine law
[ 05/09/2011 - 07:34 PM ]
Hamas has condemned the arson of Al-Nourein mosque in Qasra village near Nablus in northern West Bank, calling the burning of mosques a racial crime and violation of divine law.
“We in Hamas strongly condemn the arson attack on Al-Nourein mosque and consider it a blatant violation of divine law and international norms and continuation of the racist and criminal approach of the Zionist entity and its settlers,” reads a statement issued by Hamas’s media bureau.
Hamas also called for unity in the face of the Israeli occupation and appealed to the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and rights groups to work to help stop Israel’s “racial crimes.”
In a separate statement, Palestinian MP Yunis Al-Astal (Hamas) also condemned the desecration of the mosque, assigning blame to the Palestinian Authority, alongside the Israeli occupation authorities and the Jewish settlers, for abolishing the Palestinian resistance program with the Oslo Accords.
“Armed resistance will make the occupation (Israel) think a thousand and one times before committing any offenses, whether that relates to attacks on the mosques or any person,” Al-Astal said.
Such acts were not even committed in the South Africa during apartheid years, Hamas leader Salah al-Bardawil said in an exclusive statement to the PIC, adding that the act reflects the extent of Israel’s extremism and racism.
He said that Israel’s desecration of mosques “appears to be a systematic ideological process by the occupation (Israel), seeking to insult the Islamic religion and the Islamic people and trying to show the religious superiority through such racial acts.”
Army Surrounds Bethlehem Village, Uproots Olive Trees
File - Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attacking Villagers In Al-Wallaja
Settlers Burn A Mosque Near Nablus
A group of extremist Israeli settlers broke, on Monday at dawn, into
a mosque in Qasra village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus,
and torched it after destroying its property and writing anti-Arab
slogans on its walls.
File - Mosque Burnt By Settlers Near Ramallah
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