Sheikh Hussein: Israel’s attacks on Aqsa will trigger new intifada

Sheikh Mohamed Hussein, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, has warned that Israel’s repeated attacks on the Aqsa Mosque and its premises will lead to a new Palestinian intifada (uprising).

In press remarks, Sheikh Hussein strongly denounced the entry of police officers to the Bab al-Rahma prayer area of the Aqsa Mosque without removing their shoes.

He also slammed the Israeli police for allowing settlers and Israeli officials to desecrate the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards and perform Talmudic rituals, expressing his belief that such provocative practices would lead the tense situation to explode and would “trigger a religious revolution to defend the Mosque and the holy sites.”

The Mufti appealed to Jordan and Arab governments to urgently intervene to protect the Aqsa Mosque and its prayer areas against Judaization and to pressure Israel to stop interfering in the management of the Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic mortmain sites in Occupied Jerusalem.

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