The International Union of Muslim Scholars called for an Islamic-Arab humanitarian alliance to face what he described as “the Zionist aggressions” on the al-Aqsa mosque and restore the Palestinian people’s fair rights and end the occupation.
The Israeli police had stormed, on Wednesday morning, al-Aqsa mosque using tear gas to eject the sitters away from the mosque before allowing groups of settlers to storm the mosque during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, which led to outbreak of clashes between police and worshipers and resulted in injuries on both sides.
Commenting on these events, the International Union of Muslim Scholars said in a statement, that it “follows with deep concern the escalating criminal events carried out by the Zionists, who are occupying the land of Palestine, against al-Aqsa Mosque including very serious raids”.
The union also expressed its concern over the “continuing calls to storm, initiated by Zionist groups, which requested opening a door in al-Aqsa mosque for the Jews.” The organisation added that “it is unfortunate that all of this is happening, and even more, amid a global silence and especially the Arab and Islamic silent reaction towards these calls, except for the very few”…
(Photo: Israeli forces firing tear gas next to the Dome of the Rock, in the Al-Aqsa compound)