Chief Religious Justice Warns against ‘Massacres’ in al-Aqsa

al-Aqsa Mosque

RAMALLAH, August 4, 2014 (WAFA) – Palestine’ Chief Religious Justice Mahmoud al-Habbash warned, in a statement on Monday, against potential Israeli massacres against the worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, as a prelude for forcing a spatial and temporal division of the mosque between Jews and Muslims.

Al-Habbash expressed concerns that Israel could ‘exploit’ the ‘preoccupation’ of local and international public opinion with the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza, with an aim to carry out their Judaizing plans of dividing the mosque, and ultimately establish the alleged Jewish Temple.

He called upon Muslim worshipers to intensify their presence inside the mosque to defend it against nonstop settlers’ assaults, which have increased following Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

He said protecting the holy sites does not lie on the shoulders of Palestinians only, but is the rather the responsibility of the Arab and the Muslim world and the ‘honorable’ people across the globe as well.

 

Source: WAFA