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Israel settlers call for demolition of Dome of the Rock, official says

An Israeli flag flies in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque near the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on August 24, 2020. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)
Dome of the Rock mosque near the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on 24 August 2020 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

Israeli occupation authorities have taken the measurements of the Dome of the Rock while Israeli settlers are calling for its demolition, Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani announced on Friday.

Al-Kiswani described what is being done inside Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock as "a dangerous measure".

Speaking with the local Palestinian Al-Quds Radio, Al-Kiswani explained: "We are looking seriously at the behaviour of the Israeli occupation inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. We believe it is taking the measurements for a foreign firm and we do not know what's behind it."

In addition, he indicated that the Israeli occupation is working to revoke the sovereignty of the Awqaf Ministry in Al-Aqsa Mosque, pointing out that the Israeli occupation is imposing tight measures on the Palestinians under the pretext of the coronavirus, while it is facilitating the raids of the settlers.

"Al-Aqsa Mosque is not the responsibility for the Palestinians or the Jordanians alone, but for all Muslims around the world," according to Al-Kiswani, stressing that all the Islamic countries should have a united decision to stop the Judaisation of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

READ: PA calls for UNSC to stop Israel's digging beneath Al-Aqsa Mosque

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