Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel Sheikh Raed Salah has revealed that Palestinian, Arabic and American parties have proposed several offers to his movement in return for concessions in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Speaking to Arabi 21, Sheik Salah said: “A few days ago it was proposed that Sharia classes in Al-Aqsa take place for the purpose of studying only and are not used to challenge the occupation’s desecration of the Mosque.”
He continued: “The one who proposed this offer said that accepting it would postpone the Israeli project aiming at dividing Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Salah’s answer was: “We will not give any legitimacy to the existence of the Israeli occupation and its invasions, even for one hour.”
When he was asked about who made these proposals he said: “The name is not important now,” but he stressed that the proposal came to him through Palestinian and Arab mediators.
The Sheikh also revealed that American companies asked him to accept the building of a Jewish museum in the Ma’manillah Cemetery on condition of giving the first floor to the Islamic Movement and building a statue for Salahuiddin Al-Ayoubi near to the museum site.
“If you gave us gold worth the same area of the US we would not accept aggression on one metre of the cemetery,” Salah said.
He also said that the proposal came to him through Palestinian and Arabic mediators. He concluded his speech with Arabi 21 stressing that all the members of the Islamic Movement are soldiers ready to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque.