Hamas urges Muslims to intensify vigil at Aqsa Mosque
Hamas spokesman Husam Badran called on the Palestinians to intensify their presence at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque in response to the Israeli assaults on the Muslim worshipers. Badran said in a press statement on Monday that Israeli break-ins at al-Aqsa during the holy month of Ramadan are a serious provocation to Muslims.
The anti-occupation Jerusalem Intifada will keep going and the Palestinians will continue to sacrifice their lives for al-Aqsa until the Israeli assaults are over, he vowed.
The Hamas leader further hailed the Muslim sit-inners who have stood on their guard to ongoing attempts by Israeli settler gangs to storm al-Aqsa on Sunday and Monday under heavy police protection. A number of Muslim sit-inners were injured as they tried to thwart the break-ins.