An extremist Jewish group has sent a letter to the Israeli government asking for the occupation forces to allow Israeli Jews and foreign tourists access to all gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Islamic Heritage revealed on Thursday.
The Foundation said that the so-called Temple Groups and Jewish activists represented by Likud Rabbi Yehuda Glick sent an urgent letter to the Israeli tourism minister, Uzi Landau, putting pressure on him to open all the gates to the Mosque, not only Al-Magharbeh Gate.
According to the Foundation, the letter stated that: “Opening all the gates lessens pressure on Al-Magharbeh Gate, increases the number of tourists entering into the ‘Mosque’, and accelerates the movement of settlers who invade it from time to time.”
The Foundation noted that the extremists attached an image of settlers and tourists standing in queues in front of Al-Magharbeh Gate. They expressed anger because Muslims can enter into the Mosque from all gates, but Jews and tourists enter only through one gate.
In a statement that included all the details about the letter and the Israeli efforts to Judaise the Mosque, the Foundation said that the Temple Groups have been attempting to impose a de-facto Jewish existence inside the Mosque through their continuous invasions.
“The full area of Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the Western Wall (Al-Buraq Wall), is owned by Muslims,” the Foundation insisted, “and the continuous settler invasions are just attempts to impose a Jewish existence on the Mosque, according to their dream.”