Hamas calls for urgent intervention to protect al-Aqsa
Hamas Movement called in a statement issued Tuesday for urgent intervention to put an end to Israeli Judaization policies in al-Aqsa Mosque.
Spokesman for the group Hussam Badran said that the Israeli occupation authority seeks to impose a new status quo in al-Aqsa.
Badran’s statements came in the wake of the removal and demolition of a number of old trees and historical stones near al-Asbat gate of al-Aqsa Mosque early today.
Jerusalemite youths have made heroic sacrifices in defense of the nation’s holy sites and dignity, he said.
Time has come to support these sacrifices by all possible means, he continued.
He also called on Palestinian youths to escalate Intifada in West Bank, stressing the importance of continuing protests till the removal of all Israeli newly-erected devices at al-Aqsa’s gates.
Before dawn Tuesday, Israel decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque and replace them with smart cameras. The measure was strongly refused by Palestinians.