RAMALLAH, Tuesday, May 03, 2022 (WAFA) - Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs Sheikh Hatem al-Bakri, slammed today’s raising of the flag of Israel and the singing of the Israeli anthem at al-Aqsa mosque as a flagrant assault and desecration of holy sites.
He considered what happened today at al-Aqsa mosque as a blatant defiance of Muslims’ feelings in Palestine and the Islamic and Arab world and a violation of al-Aqsa mosque; the most sensitive Muslim-only holy site in Palestine.
He said that what occurred today at al-Aqsa mosque can only be explained by the Israeli occupation’s desire to ignite a religious war that they can start but won’t be able to stop.
He called on the international community and humanitarian organizations concerned with heritage and cultural affairs to work to put an end to these attacks that cannot be justified in any way.
He called on Palestinians and all the Muslim and Arab people to increase their presence in al-Aqsa Mosque to undermine Israel’s plans to impose a temporal and spatial division of the holy compound.