Hamas has called on Arab and Muslim states to impose pressure on Israel to force it to stop the raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to end its occupation of Palestine and its holy sites.
The current scenario is part of a dangerous Zionist plot to Judaize the entire occupied city of Jerusalem Al-Quds and to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said on Sunday.
Barhoum added that Israel started the plot a long time ago when it intensified its settlement activities, displaced Palestinians, demolished their homes, cancelled their ID cards, increased its assaults on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Judaized the names of streets in the holy city.
He stated that these new Israeli attacks on the holy mosque, Jerusalem Al-Quds, and its people are being carried out to attain the Israeli premier’s declared goal of Judaizing Palestine.
He went on to say that the inaction of Arabs and Muslims in regard to what is happening in the holy city as well as the Palestinian Authority’s “connivance” have encouraged Israel to increase its assaults on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
On Sunday, at least 17 Palestinians were wounded and seven others were detained during fierce confrontations between Palestinian activists using stones, shoes, and bare fists and armed Israeli troops in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Muslims believe the frequent Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound are part of the Judaization campaign that targets the holy city of Jerusalem Al-Quds.