The Salahuddin Battalions have invited all Palestinian groups to attend a meeting to decide about a “crushing military action” against Israel’s raids on Muslim’s holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Salahuddin Battalions, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement, called on other Palestinian groups to join hand for setting a joint operations room against Israel, the Arabic-language Palestine Al-Youm news website reported on Tuesday.
The Salahuddin Battalions urged its warriors not to remain silent and ready to respond to Israel’s sacrilege of the Muslims’ holy sites.
It is for three weeks now that the Al-Aqsa mosque has come under the Israelis repeated and violent raids.
On Monday, heavily-armed Israeli troops stormed the Mosque and cracked down on the peaceful Muslim sit-inners.
According to eye-witnesses, a horde of 200 Israeli soldiers broke into the al-Aqsa Mosque at 6.47 am via the Maghareba Gate, discharging heavy barrages of tear gas canisters and stun grenades in the process, PIC reported.
The Israeli troops further climbed over the rooftops of the Qibli Mosque before they showered the unarmed Muslim sit-inners maintaining vigil inside the Qibli place of worship with tear gas canisters and rubber bullets.
The invading Israeli soldiers further attacked the female and male Muslim worshipers and attempted to force them out of the Mosque.
A few hours earlier, checkpoints and barriers were randomly pitched by the Israeli forces at the main entrances to the al-Aqsa, where the Muslim worshipers below the age of 50 were stopped and prevented from entering the Mosque.
A few hours later, at 7.30 am, the Israeli officers ruled that all Muslims from different age categories be banned from entering the Mosque.
Observers said such restrictions aim at paving the way for the preplanned desecration break-ins at al-Aqsa by Israeli vandals and fanatics under the religious pretext.