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PA warns of Israeli measures to Judaise Ibrahimi Mosque

Palestinian Authority (PA) yesterday warned of Israeli measures aiming to Judaise the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement issues by the PA foreign ministry, the PA said: "The Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron has been under daily provocative attacks by Israeli extremists since 1967. The attacks are supported and protected by the Israeli authorities and its military institution without any respect to the feelings of Muslims."

The PA accused Israel of continuing its "aggression" against the mosque, which included setting up electronic gates at its entrances in order to limit Palestinians' access to it.

It said that Israel continues its measures aiming to force indigenous Muslim Palestinians out of the city in order to change its Islamic fa├žade as part of the Judaisation project.

According to the statement, the PA also said: "These racist and provocative measures incite the feelings of Palestinians and led to an inevitable explosion and tension. Therefore, the PA blames Israel, the de facto power, for repercussions of the violations against the Islamic and Christian holy sites in the city, mainly the Ibrahimi Mosque."

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