Palestine has warned Israel that it recent move to change the status quo of Al-Aqsa Mosque is an attempt to drag the region into a religious war and propaganda for the division of the mosque.The warning was given by PLO’s Executive Committee in a statement in Ramallah.
In a written statement released after a meeting in Ramallah, the PLO’s Executive Committee said the recent calls are “an attempt to drag the region into a religious war” and “propaganda” for the division of the mosque. On Tuesday, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan called for changing the status of the mosque so that Jews can pray there individually or collectively in an open or closed area.
“I think there is an injustice in the status quo that has existed since 1967,” Erdan told Israeli Radio on Tuesday. “We need to work to change [the status quo] so in the future, Jews, with the help of God, can pray at the Temple Mount.”
Gaza-based resistance faction Hamas meanwhile called for national unity in a written statement after holding an emergency meeting on the latest developments concerning al-Aqsa Mosque that occurred on the eve and first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.
Israeli forces attacked Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex Sunday, injuring at least 37. Terming Jerusalem a “red line”, Hamas said “any attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque is an attack on the Palestinian people in particular and all the ummah.” “The only way to resist this plot is real national unity based on a real partnership,” it said.
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