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Newspapers Review: Ruling allowing extremist Jews to pray at the Muslim Al-Aqsa Mosque focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Ruling allowing extremist Jews to pray at the Muslim Al-Aqsa Mosque focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Monday, May 23, 2022 (WAFA) – A ruling by the Israeli Magistrate Court in Jerusalem allowing extremist Jews to perform some kind of prayers at the Muslim holy site, Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem and its implications were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The papers highlighted the wide condemnation of this ruling with al-Hayat al-Jadida daily saying that the Palestinian presidency has warned against allowing Jews to pray at the Muslim holy site.

Al-Ayyam daily quoted the Palestinian Foreign Ministry saying that the ruling was a declaration of a religious war.

The third daily, Al-Quds, said Jordan also condemned this ruling saying it is null and void.

The paper also quoted Hamas officials warning Israel against continuing with plans to intervene in the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied East Jerusalem.

In other front-page news, al-Ayyam quoted a leader in the Jewish terrorist Kach organization calling on the Israeli government to demolish Al-Aqsa Mosque as soon as possible. It said this call was made only two days after Washington removed the terror organization from its list of so-called terrorist groups.

Al-Quds said in a related news item that extremist Jewish groups are mobilizing their members to break into Al-Aqsa Mosque on May 29 during the so-called “flags march.”

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the presidency has warned Israel against allowing the extremist Israelis to have their “flags march” go through the Muslim quarter in Jerusalem’s old city.

Al-Quds said a US official’s visit to an illegal settlement in the occupied city of Hebron encourages Israeli settlements, describing it as obvious support of settlements and crimes committed by settlers against the Palestinian people.

Al-Ayyam highlighted another Israeli court’s ruling sentencing the six freedom fighters who broke out from Gilboa prison on September 6 of last year and others who allegedly assisted them to various prison sentences and fines.

Al-Quds said after a two-month interruption, education is back to normal at West Bank schools.

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