Palestinian councils call for confronting MK bill against Al-Aqsa
The councils underline that Al-Aqsa Mosque is the red line that should not be crossed.
The Islamic Supreme Council and the Council of Scholars and Preachers in occupied Al-Quds said on Sunday that a bill presented by an Israeli Knesset member against Al-Aqsa Mosque is dangerous.
In a statement, the councils warned that the bill would lead to losing Al-Aqsa and imposing Israeli policy on it, calling on Arabs and Muslims to take serious and effective action regarding the matter.
The statement affirmed that illegal Israeli settlers must be prevented from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, stressing that concerned authorities must shift from a state of denunciation and condemnation to a state of action by protecting Al-Aqsa Mosque from all these Israeli violations and attacks.
It underlined that the task of guarding the Mosque must be returned to the Islamic Endowments Department in Al-Quds, adding that the presence of Israeli occupation police must be limited to outside the gates of Al-Aqsa.
The statement reaffirmed the Jordanian guardianship over Al-Aqsa Mosque and the endowment and sanctities in Al-Quds, stressing the need for the activation of this guardianship in a practical and effective manner.
It pointed out that Al-Aqsa Mosque is the red line that should not be crossed, calling on scholars to exercise their advocacy and awareness role in this regard.
Elsewhere, the statement concluded that Arab and Islamic countries must bear full responsibility towards the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and that this mission is a responsibility on their shoulders.
A couple of days ago, Palestinian media reported that the Israeli occupation is tailoring provocative plans, the first of their kind, to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of Al-Quds so that one part of the compound would be granted exclusively to Israeli settlers.
According to the Ramallah-based Al-Ayyam daily, Knesset member Amit Halevi is credited for conceiving the ploy aiming to give settlers an exclusive right to "pray" at the compound.
It also revealed that Halevi issued a call for allocating the southern part of the compound to Muslims while granting the central and northern parts, which include the holy Dome of the Rock, to the settlers.
Halevi's plan also includes allowing settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through all its gates, rather than only from Al-Mughrabi Gate, as is the case at the present time.
The Likud party Knesset member has stated that his plan involves stripping off the guardianship of the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Jordanian government.