Hamas: We will continue resisting until Al-Aqsa mosque is liberated
The Head of Hamas' media department Ali Al-Amoudi pledges that the Palestinian movement, alongside its fellow resistance groups, will resist Israeli occupation until the complete liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Addressing a rally in support of Resistance fighters, the Head of Hamas' media department Ali Al-Amoudi pledged that the Palestinian movement, alongside its fellow resistance groups will resist Israeli occupation until the complete liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Commenting on the regular illegal Israeli settlers' raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque--under the protection of a large number of Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF)-- Al-Amoudi declared that the Palestinian holy sites in Al-Quds were the target of a religious war being waged by the Israeli occupation.
"All [various Palestinian] fronts are united throughout Palestine," Amoudi added, referring to Gaza as the "arrowhead" of resistance in the face of the occupation.
Why is Al-Aqsa Mosque important to Muslims?
For Muslims, Al-Aqsa Mosque is the first of the two qiblas, the third of the two holy mosques, and the place to where Prophet Mohammad made his Night Journey, followed by his miraculous ascension to the heavens, as well as being the second mosque built in Islam after the Kaaba in Mecca.
They also believe that many prophets and messengers of God lived in the vicinity of the mosque, including Virgin Mary and Jesus.
Historians differ on when Al-Aqsa was built for the first time, as some say Adam was the one who built it, while others say it was Sam, Noah’s son, or Ibrahim (Abraham).
According to Muslims, Al-Aqsa Mosque was their first Qibla – prayer direction – before God changed the Qibla toward the Kaaba in Mecca.