Palestinians Warn Against Another Al-Aqsa Massacre

Qatar News Agency
Article Date: 13:09 2012/02/19
Article ID: 0026

Gaza, February 19 (QNA) – The resigned Palestinian authorities have warned of a new massacre by the Israeli forces at Al-Aqsa Mosque, adding to its record of holy and humanitarian crimes against Palestinians. Spokesman of the Palestinian government in the Gaza Strip Taher al-Nono warned in a press conference here on Sunday of “a new massacre by the forces and their settlers in Al-Aqsa”. He urged a quick interference to protect the holy sites, holding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accountable for the consequences of such events.

Palestinian news media reported that Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, leaving several Palestinians and one police officer injured. Police sealed the entrances to the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), and dozens of worshippers remained inside the mosque to defend it against feared attack.

Right-wing Hebrew internet sites had called for thousands to take part in an attack on Al-Aqsa mosque alongside a delegation from Likud led by Moshe Feiglin. The attack was aimed at asserting Israeli sovereignty and came in prelusion to building the “Temple” on the mosque”s ruins.

The compound, containing the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is the third holiest site in Islam and abuts the site where Jews believe the ancient Second Temple stood, attracting the far-right to pose the rebuilding of the Jewish site on the sanctuary. (QNA) D T/AMA


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