Destruction of Al Aqsa Mosque

Addressing worshipers during his sermon after Friday's prayers, Tehran's Interim Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said that Israel's ongoing efforts to destroy Al Aqsa Mosque are the result of the silence of Muslim states who have so far fail

Destruction of Al Aqsa Mosque

"They destroy the first Keble of Muslims while they are surrounded by half a billion Muslims, and Muslims waited and observe how the al-Aqsa was destroyed without showing any action," Jannati told a large congregation of worshipers on Tehran University campus yesterday.

The cleric further warned against the enemy's plot to sow hatred and conflict between the Shias and Sunnis, adding that such plots endanger the entire Muslim world and the unity of the Muslim Ummah, as they would push the world Muslims into civil war.

Yesterday witnessed one of the fiercest clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police that took place at the Holy Al Aqsa mosque in recent years.

At the yard of the holy mosque, Israeli occupation soldiers and policemen stormed the mosque before thousands of them coiled it before using stun grenades and tear gas canisters that were fired at the Muslim worshippers.

Palestinians began throwing stones and shoes and the occupation soldiers.

The Israeli authorities deployed 3,000 additional policemen in the vicinity of the holy mosque and old town to quell possible demonstrations by Palestinians protesting recent excavation works by the Israeli authorities at the Magharba Gate of the Old City, which leads to the Aqsa Mosque Compound.

50 Palestinians were wounded in the Israeli attacks yesterday at the holy mosque, said Adnan Al Hussinei, director of Jerusalem's endowment.

Also 17 Muslim worshippers were reportedly arrested by the Israeli police.

The raid by Israeli forces at Al Aqsa mosque, came almost before worshipers finished Friday prayers, Mohammed Hussein, the top Muslim cleric in Jerusalem told Al Ayam newspaper.

" Muslim worshipper had barely finished their prayer when we heard the sound of firing stun grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber coated steel bullets towards the worshippers at the yards of Al Aqsa mosque then afterwards large troops stormed into yard, the worshippers run into the mosque to seek shield, " Hussein added.

Malaysia issued an official condemnation of Israel's actions on Saturday, saying that the excavation work at Al Aqsa mosque hurts peace efforts.

Malaysia's foreign ministry issued a statement accusing Israel of deliberately destroying religious, cultural and heritage sites in the occupied Palestinian territories, and of direct aggression toward Al Aqsa mosque.

"We denounce this blatant act of provocation and the complete disregard for the sanctity of the holy mosque, this act will ignite the feelings of Muslims all over the world and is in fact a retrogressive step in the efforts to achieve peace in the region " the statement said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16