Israeli court okays Jewish prayer at Muslims’ 3rd holiest site

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A Palestinian official warned on Tuesday that an Israeli court ruling allowing Jews to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Occupied Jerusalem, would fan the flames of religious strife.

A ruling by the Israeli Magistrate Court in Occupied Jerusalem declared al-Aqsa Mosque a holy site and a sacred place of worship to Jews.

Palestinian Minister of Waqf (Endowment) and Religious Affairs Yousef Id’eis warned that such a ruling “will lead to a religious war that can affect the entire region.”

He dubbed the move “a dangerous escalation” in Israel’s violations of the sanctity of Muslim holy sites in Occupied Jerusalem, defying all international resolutions that categorize al-Aqsa as an exclusively Islamic site.

The minister added that the court rule makes part of Israel’s attempts to confer a legal cover upon its incessant crimes against the Palestinian land and people.

Id’eis called on the concerned bodies to take urgent action as regards the Israeli court rule and work on ceasing the Israeli violations against Muslims’ third holiest site.

(Source / 28.02.2017)

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