Palestine: Settlers storming Al-Aqsa declaration of religious war
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's decision to allow the storming of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared Thursday that the Israeli occupation government's decision to allow Israeli settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque as of today is an official declaration of a religious war, warning that this situation will ignite the entire region.
In a statement, the foreign ministry strongly condemned "extremist" Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's decision to allow the storming of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, describing it as a blatant challenge to the international community and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
Media coverage: “Israeli colonial settlers sing the Israeli anthem at the Bab al-Silsila, one of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque gates, and perform Talmudic rituals after breaking into the holy site, earlier today, while being backed by well-armed Israeli forces.”#AlAqsaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/sxz6URHyO8— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) May 5, 2022
The Palestinian ministry considered the Israeli government's decision to be an official Israeli declaration of a religious war that will ignite the entire region, as it is an insistence on escalating the ongoing aggression against Palestinians and their sanctities, foremost of which is the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign concluded its statement by holding Bennett full and direct responsibility for the Israeli incursions, their risks and results on the confrontation arena.
The official spokesman for the Fatah movement in #Gaza, Mounzer Al-Hayek: We will confront the occupation in full force. This is the message of #Fatah, which called for general mobilization in the courtyards of #AlAqsa Mosque. https://t.co/XIUoJrJGL4— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 5, 2022
Israeli occupation police forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque Thursday morning and spread throughout the courtyards of the Mosque to secure the path of settlers’ incursions into the mosque.
Up to six settler groups have so far stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque, with 559 settlers counted thus far.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in occupied Al-Quds stated that the occupation police were heavily deployed, amid large military reinforcements, in Bab al-Silsila and the Old City.
Our correspondent indicated that the occupation forces closed the Al-Qibli prayer hall after firing rubber bullets and stun grenades at the Palestinians stationed in Al-Aqsa, indicating that the occupation forces had arrested at least one of the Palestinians after attacking him.