‘No real Jordanian effort to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque,’ Mufti says

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Head of the Supreme Islamic Committee in Jerusalem Sheikh Ekrema Sabri said on Tuesday that there has been no real efforts or measures by the Jordanian Awqaf to challenge the situation for Muslims at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Safa news agency reported.

Sabri said that the “official and popular silence” on the Israeli ban on certain Muslims praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque “encourages” the continuation of Israeli violations.

Sabri blamed the “rightest” Israeli government, which “supports” the extremist groups, for preventing Muslims from performing their prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. He also blamed the “silence” of the Arab and Islamic nations, who he said “gave up support for the Mosque”.

He added: “The end of this prevention is coming soon. We support you and pray for you. Oppression will backfire on the oppressors.”

He said the Supreme Islamic Committee would likely hold a press conference on Wednesday to speak about this issue.

Palestinian men and women banned from Al-Aqsa Mosque organised a sit-in at its gates on Tuesday. Israel forces responded with violence and dispersed them.

Source: Middle East Monitor.

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/23707-no-real-jordanian-effort-to-protect-al-aqsa-mosque-mufti-says.

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