The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has strongly denounced the Israeli police for assaulting a number of Christian worshipers in the Old City of Jerusalem and obstructing their access to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to mark the Holy Fire occasion.
“The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah express their deep concern over the implications of this action on the property rights of the Christian Churches in Jerusalem, including in the Old City. Attempts to take over the property of Christian Churches must be halted, as they pose a serious threat to the peaceful coexistence of all three monotheistic ...
Officials at the Islamic Waqf, which oversees the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque, said police broke into the courtyards of the walled holy site, attacked Muslim worshippers who were there to perform the dawn prayers and forced them to leave the area as Jewish fanatics gathered outside the Magharbe Gate in preparation for entering the Muslim holy place under ...
The Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department, in charge of the holy site, said scores of Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate in groups and performed rituals and Talmudic prayers there under the protection of Israeli police officers.
In a statement issued on Friday, Hamas disclosed: "Increasing Israeli attempts to wipe out the Palestinian memory, distort the Palestinian identity and block any prospect for improving the educational environment in Palestinian schools."
They told WAFA that an army force entered the two villages early in the morning provoking clashes with local youths. The soldiers fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades at the youth and homes in Beit Duqqo causing many suffocation cases.
The Israeli government gave attention to the statement issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, which also condemned an Israeli court's decision to allow extremists to perform rituals in the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In an interview with the Iran Press on International Quds Day, Ismail Ridwan appreciated the Iranian nation and the Leader of the Islamic Revolution due to their support for the Palestinian issue as the central issue of the Islamic world.
“The European Union follows with deep concern the latest upsurge across the occupied West Bank, including in East Jerusalem and the clashes at Al Aqsa Mosque on Friday morning,” said Peter Stano, spokesman for EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell.