We condemn in the strongest terms the occupation forces and settlers who stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque today, Sunday.
This is a clear provocative attempt to create violence.
The storming of Al Aqsa by the zionist forces seems to be more regular now, indicating that under the new administration of israel , the settlers are emboldened to organize persistent assaults.
The storming of the Mosque also worked to evacuate the worshipers by force and beating them , while also firing rubber bullets at them.
The assault is intentional and intimidating amid Muslims preparing for Eid Adha just a few days to come.
We call for a strong and firm response from all Muslims in Jerusalem and the world.
The occupation police opened the Mughrabi Gate in the face of the settlers intruding into the Al-Aqsa Mosque today in memory of the so-called “destruction of the Temple.”
The barbaric action by the occupation police who attacked a number of women stationed in the mosque before the dawn prayer, and evacuated them from the mosque’s courtyards completely is unacceptable and a heneous act of intimidation. The worshippers have every right to fight back.
The Jerusalemites and residents of the Palestinian interior have the right to ensure Al-Aqsa is protected against the settlers’ scheme. There will be no comprise and Muslims are obliged to do whatever they can to shield the Mosque from the occupation forces.
A short while ago, the occupation forces allowed dozens of settlers to storm Al-Aqsa through the Mughrabi Gate, amid a heavy police presence in the squares.
Since the israel Flag March by the right extremist Zionist Jews in May , the assaults on the Al Aqsa have been violent.
The Muslims in Baitul Maqdis have a legitimate right to launch a resistance against the criminal intrusion.
We remind all Muslims around the world to not remain silent and actionless.
The Al Aqsa Mosque is a red line that cannot be tolerated by any provocative act to denigrate it. Muslims globally must rise in defence of Al Aqsa.
We call the Palestinian factions to unite to defend the Holy Al Aqsa Mosque. While world Muslim leaders must condemn the attack.
We demand that there must be strong declaration from all Muslim leaders to enforce a an agreement to protect the Holy Mosque as an uncomprised site in any negotiation with the zionist regime.
In the spirit of sacrifice of the celebration of Eid Adha, the Muslims must show unwavering solidarity to protect Al Aqsa to the last blood.
Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid.
Datuk Sri Syekh Ahmad Awang
Chair Alliance of World Mosque in Defence of Al Aqsa.
Datuk Wira Shekh Abdul Ghani Samsudin
Chair Secretariate for Ulama Assembly of Asia.