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Grand Mufti of Jerusalem warns of threat from construction of synagogue under Wailing Wall

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine has warned of the dangerous repercussions that could result from Israel’s plan to build a synagogue under the Buraq (“Wailing”) Wall on the western boundary of the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa. In a statement issued on Thursday, December 1, Sheikh Mohamed Hussein said that the Israeli scheme constitutes a great danger as the excavations being carried out for the synagogue undermine the sanctity and safety of the Sanctuary of Al Aqsa.


Sheikh Hussein accused the Rabbis behind the plan for a synagogue for Jewish women under the Buraq area of being complicit in the “comprehensive Judaisation policy” of the Israeli government. Such policies, added the Grand Mufti, seek to destroy the Islamic and Christian heritage of Jerusalem to pave the way for the establishment of the “Third Temple” on the site of Al-Aqsa.

The preacher at Al Aqsa Mosque called on the international community to intervene immediately to stop Israel’s aggression against Al-Aqsa and protect the mosque from the very real threats it is facing from the policies of the right-wing Israeli government.

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