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Settlers place menorah on Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron [File Photo]

Israeli Jewish settlers yesterday placed a menorah on the roof of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, a Palestinian minister said, noting it was a “dangerous precedent”, Quds Press reported.

Minister of Waqf and Religious Affairs Sheikh, Yousif Ideis, said that this “aggression” is classified as part of the “relentless Judaisation” efforts of the mosque, considering it a “flagrant violation” of an Islamic site.

He referred to the Israeli measures taken in the wake of the Jewish massacre carried out against the Palestinian worshippers in the mosque in 1994. The Israeli occupation “expropriated” large areas of the mosque and allocated it for Jewish use only.

Edeis said that the remaining part of the mosque is considered occupied because the Israeli occupation controls the Muslim call to prayer and the time of entering the mosque and leaving it and even the age of the worshippers who pray inside it.

Read: 40,000 Israeli settlers storm into Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

The minister noted that the mosque has been exposed to more than 20 Israeli “violations” including the banning of the adhan – Muslim call to prayer – during 2017.

He reiterated that the Israeli occupation has been continuous in its “covert and overt” Judaisation, citing the permanent siege imposed on the mosque, the use of electronic detectors and barricades around it, as well as the full closure of the mosque for at least ten days every year.

Earlier this year, UNESCO ruled that the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied Old City of Hebron is a Palestinian World Heritage Site threatened by Israel.

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  • Fasdunkle

    Muslims turn a Jewish site into a mosque then scream like stuck pigs about it being Judaised. lol.

    • fubtv fubtv

      its coming soon ,,, when they through those pigs into the sea …. put it in mind. for how long can USA protect them and support. this time is coming maybe not now but in ten years maximum. 500 milion muslim will do it believe me.. we have no issue with jewish … but with those stupid ziusems. enjoy your time now not for long time.

    • fubtv fubtv

      From the Holy Quran ( The only holy book has never ever changed as all scientists agree with) God says:
      وَقَضَيْنَا إِلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ فِي الْكِتَابِ لَتُفْسِدُنَّ فِي الأَرْضِ مَرَّتَيْنِ وَلَتَعْلُنَّ عُلُوًّا كَبِيرًا

      And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the scripture: Ye verily will work corruption in the earth twice, and ye will become great tyrants.

    • DEADP00L

      What makes it a Jewish site and not a Christian one?

      Muslims are Jews and Christians. Its Muslim site because of that.

      • Fasdunkle

        The site was islamised during the islamic colonial period when muslims sought to culturally appropriate judaism

        • DEADP00L

          The site was desecrated by the crusaders, they broke open the seals, raided the tombs and stole BONES. They literally powdered the bones and drank them and you have a problem with Muslims taking all that evil and trying to protect the tombs from it?!

          WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!

          • Fasdunkle

            Don’t be so silly. And there are better ways to preserve Jewish tombs than to build a blasphemous building on it for koranic rituals

          • DEADP00L

            You have no clue whatsoever what Crusaders did to the Holy land. Muslims protected it all; while you were where exactly? Oh right…you didn’t exist. Yet here you are claiming you know better?! HAHAHAH! How dare you even attempt to imply that a mosque is blasphemous when its is a house of worship to the God of Abraham, you stupid putz.

            You just can’t stand that Muslims are the entire reason the Tombs of the Patriarch still stand today. They did more to preserve Judaism than you ever will. They were there, right place, right time and did their duty for the faithful.

          • David Bonin

            Hey DEADP00L, Do you have resources with regards to atrocities commited by the crusades? I.e. powdering the bones and drinking them. I’d be interested to read more about that! Thanks.

  • TheFunOne21

    How can you Judaize a site that was originally Jewish? The Tomb of the Patriarchs is a Jewish holy site that muslims stole and turned into a mosque. The only mistake Jews made is not de-mosquing it once they got their land in Hebron back.

    • DEADP00L

      Muslims cant steal what was always theirs. They are Jews and Christians, to be a Muslim is to be a Jew and a Christian; Gods complete work.

  • fubtv fubtv

    Muslims throughout history have honored the Prophet’s genuine love for Jerusalem and all it symbolizes. It was a tradition of love and veneration, from the sanctuaries it guarded to the experiences of countless prophets who journeyed to its holy sites. We Muslims believe that Jerusalem is not only sacred because it is revered by all religions, but because we have actively sought to protect its status as a symbol of brotherhood between messengers and nations. Above all else, we love Jerusalem because our Prophet Muhammad cherished it for the divine heritage it carries through the often-untold stories of some of the greatest prophets.

  • DEADP00L

    Meanwhile Muslims are forbidden when if it weren’t for Muslims that entire place wouldn’t even be standing with how Muslims found it. They built it into a mosque to protect it and this is how their generations of sacrifice, blood and agony gave them in the end.

    Like the Temple Mount was nothing but a sewage and trash dump, Muslims cleaned it, and built Al Aqsa to honor the God of Abraham and now Jews are the ones defiling their good words and claiming all their hard work doesnt belong to them.