Israeli Likud Party Calls to Storm al-Aqsa Mosque
JERUSALEM, February 9, 2012 (WAFA) – Members of the Israeli right-wing Likud party Thursday called to storm al-Aqsa mosque next Sunday to build the alleged temple on the ruins of the mosque, according to Israeli right wing websites.
Several websites of the Israeli right wing published an announcement on behalf of the Likud party, calling on thousands of the Likud members to storm al-Aqsa mosque along with a delegation headed by Moshe Feiglin, who ran against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for leadership of the party and received 25% of the votes of party members.
The announcement said:” We call upon everyone to go up the Temple Mound, the Haram Ash-Sharif, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, to declare a proper leadership which insures our full control of the mount in order to build the temple on the ruins of al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Al -Aqsa Institute for Waqf and Heritage, in a statement, said that these calls to break into al-Aqsa Mosque reflect the Israeli occupation’s hidden intentions against the mosque.
It called upon the entire Islamic nation and Arab world to uphold their responsibilities against the Israeli intransigence.
The Mount is the holiest site in Judaism and is the place Jews turn towards during prayer. Among Sunni Muslims the Mount is widely considered to be the third holiest site in Islam, Revered as the Noble Sanctuary.
(english.wafa.ps / 09.02.2012)