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Israeli Occupation Government, Illegal Fanatic Israeli Settlers Intensify Violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Abu Dis Residents

October 24, 2013

Israeli schemes targeting Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli Jewish fanatics break into the Aqsa Mosque

Israeli Jewish fanatics break into the Aqsa Mosque

[ 24/10/2013 - 10:41 AM ]


Groups of Israeli Jewish fanatics broke into the Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem via the Maghariba gate on Thursday morning.

Local sources said that tension was running high inside the holy site as worshipers and students chanted Allahu Akbar near to the Jewish fanatics during their tour of the Mosque.

The so-called temple mount center for tourism tours and studies had called on Jews to join an organized tour of the Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, saying that it would provide information during the tour on the alleged history and relics of the temple. A number of Israeli journalists known for their fanaticism and racism against the Palestinians participated in the tour.

Violent confrontations in Abu Dis

[ 24/10/2013 - 10:40 AM ]


Violent confrontations were reported in Abu Dis town to the east of occupied Jerusalem that started last night and continued till dawn Thursday.

Local sources said that dozens of young men last night demolished part of the segregation wall that separated Abu Dis from occupied Jerusalem.

They said confrontations took place at dawn today when Israeli occupation forces escorted workers who were rebuilding the demolished part of the wall.

The sources said that the occupation soldiers fired rubber bullets and sound and teargas canisters at the young men wounding two of them in the thigh and leg.

They said that the soldiers indiscriminately fired the teargas canisters some of which fell inside citizensí homes, adding that Said Al-Khatib family members suffered breathing problems when three of those canisters slammed into their home.

Hamas warns of Israeli schemes targeting Al-Aqsa Mosque

[ 24/10/2013 - 10:49 AM ]


Member of Hamas Political Bureau, Izzat al-Rishq, said that Al-Aqsa Mosque is being subjected to an Israeli fierce Judaization campaign that aims at dividing it, through imposing tight restrictions on Muslim worshipers and raiding the Mosque on a daily basis.

He stressed that Al-Aqsa Mosque with its 144 dunums both above the ground and below is a Muslim Waqf and can never be waived.

The leader in the Hamas movement called on the Palestinian people to intensify their presence at the mosque and to defend it from the Israeli repeated break-ins.

For his part, Dr. Ismail Radwan, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs warned of the Israeli schemes to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque temporally and spatially between Muslims and Jews.

Commenting on Knesset's proposal to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque, he said the mosque is an Islamic Waqf property and only belongs to Muslims and no one but them has right to it.

He called on the Muslim and Arab world to save al-Aqsa mosque and Jerusalem from the Israeli systematic Judaization campaign.

For its part, Hamas movement expressed its total rejection of the Israeli Knesset's proposal to divide al-Aqsa mosque between Muslim and Jewish worshipers temporally and spatially.

The Islamic movement warned the occupation of approving such bill, considering it a flagrant violation of the sanctity of the mosque and a serious provocation to the Muslims' religious feelings around the world.

The movement stressed the need to unite the Palestinian Arab and Islamic efforts in defense of the holy site in light of the serious Israeli schemes to impose a fait accompli in al-Aqsa mosque.

Hamas called on the Arab and Islamic world to bear their responsibility towards the Islamic Waqf and to put an end to Israeli attacks against it.

Ya'alon: We are ready to face any Palestinian escalation in the West Bank

[ 24/10/2013 - 09:19 AM ]


Israeli occupation government war minister, Moshe Ya'alon, said that the Israeli security agencies watch with great concern the growing spate of Palestinian resistance operations in the West Bank and are ready to deal with any escalation.

Ya'alon made his remarks during a session held by the Knesset committee on foreign affairs and security on Wednesday.

He expressed his belief that the wave of what he described as the recent subversive attacks were unbearable and resulted from the Palestinian incitement campaign and the failure of the Palestinian authority to curb it.

The Israeli official, however, ruled out the possibility that such Palestinian attacks would be an engine for a third intifada.

For his part, head of the committee Avigdor Lieberman said that any peace settlement with the Palestinian side must be based on a long-term transitional agreement guaranteeing security for Israel and economic well-being for the Palestinians.

The family of prisoner Lama Hadaydeh calls for her release

[ 24/10/2013 - 09:23 AM ]


The family of the Palestinian political prisoner, Lama Hadaydeh, 25, from Tulkarem refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank, called for her release immediately especially that they do not know her fate since her arrest two weeks ago in Jalama interrogation center.

The family expressed concern over their daughter's fate especially that she has been held in Jalama interrogation center without charges, Ahrar Center for Prisoners' Studies revealed.

Lama was arrested a few days before Eid al-Adha from her house in Tulkarem refugee camp after Israeli military force raided her family's house and confiscated her personal laptop.

The director of the center Fouad Khuffash stated that Lama's arrest raised the Palestinian female prisoners' number to 14 mostly detained in interrogation centers, calling for her release.

Lama is a university student at Al-Quds University in Tulkarem, Khuffash added, noting that she is the daughter of the martyr Ibrahim Hadaydeh who was killed by Israeli fire during the first Intifada (uprising).

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