The head of the Islamist Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, has renewed his pledge to counter the Israeli plan to partition Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews, Anadolu reported on Tuesday.
In a statement, Salah said: “We will continue facing the Israeli occupation in order to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque against the partition based on time and place and against any dark dream of building the Temple instead of Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Salah added: “Any threat imposed by the Israeli occupation on [the Islamic Movement] due to their defence of Al-Aqsa Mosque will not weaken them. We will continue defending Al-Aqsa and remain inside it.”
Regarding the Israeli assault on his movement, Salah said: “Reuven Rivlin said that Hamas, the Islamic Movement [in Israel] and Sheikh Raed Salah are a source of terror in Jerusalem and its surrounding. They also threaten to close dozens of our organisations that defend Al-Aqsa and impose administrative detention and house arrest against us.”
He continued: “To be imprisoned, expelled, wounded or martyred is a cheap price [to pay] for Al-Aqsa… We do not fear Ya’alon or Netanyahu’s threats. We fear only Allah and protecting Al-Aqsa will remain our slogan for ever.”