The head of the Islamic movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, said on Wednesday that the relationship between the Israeli occupation and the leaders of the military coup in Egypt has undermined efforts to resist the Judaisation of Jerusalem.
Appearing on an episode of Al-Jazeera's popular weekly show "Without Borders" presented by Ahmed Mansour, Salah asserted that: "These efforts were done and should be done by the ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi."
Salah condemned the "vicious" relationship between the Israeli occupation and the leaders of the military coup in Egypt, charging that "the Israeli occupation asked the army to carry out a coup against the freely elected president Mohamed Morsi."
He added: "The Israeli occupation supported the perpetrators of the coup against Morsi because he had strongly backed projects in support of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the city of Jerusalem."
The Sheikh, who has devoted his life to defending Jerusalem, explained that: "The coup against Morsi was a coup against Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Egypt was offering unlimited support to Al-Aqsa and unlimited effort to stop the Judaisation of Jerusalem during Morsi's reign."
Salah said that he was invited by Morsi to visit Egypt several times, and blamed members of the "deep state" for undermining his visits.
He affirmed that Morsi used to frequently phone him to get the latest updates about the situation in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. "He was preparing for many projects in support of the Mosque and the Holy City," he said.
The Sheikh also added that: "Morsi was preparing a generation of preachers to carry the issue of Al-Aqsa Mosque in their hearts in order to start better mobilising the public in support of the Mosque and the Holy City."