Sheikh Mohamed Al-Mahdi, the Friday preacher of Al-Azhar Mosque, called on the Muslim nations to join forces to prepare for the day of the great battle against the Israeli occupation, describing this day as inevitable.
In his Friday Khutba (sermon) yesterday, Sheikh Mahdi urged the Muslims to observe piety for it is the solution to all problems and crises, and the key to the liberation of Palestine.
He emphasized that the night journey of Prophet Mohamed from Makka to Jerusalem means that the Muslims are responsible for protecting the holy city and the Aqsa Mosque.
He also stressed that the Aqsa Mosque does not belong to the Palestinians alone but to all Muslims around the world, urging the Muslims to shoulder their responsibilities towards the Mosque and rise up to liberate Jerusalem from the occupation.
In a related context, senior Hamas official Munir Sa’eed said before a massive crowd of Egyptian protestors on Friday that his Movement would keep resisting and taking up arms against the occupation until the liberation of all Palestine.
The Hamas official made his remarks at Al-Azhar university where a mega rally in support of Jerusalem took place at the invitation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Sa’eed warned that the Jews have escalated their violations against the Aqsa Mosque in an attempt to divide it.
For his part, Mohamed Al-Beltaji, a senior Muslim Brotherhood official, stated that the development process in the post-revolution Egypt would not divert the Egyptians’ attention from supporting their brothers and sisters in Jerusalem, Syria, Bangladesh and Burma.
He stressed that the Islamic Movement in Egypt would not rest until Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque are liberated from the Israeli occupation.