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Hamas: ‘Occupation violations against Al-Aqsa herald a massive uprising’ 

April 17, 2021 at 4:23 pm

Muslims perform first Friday prayer of holy fasting month of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on 16 April 2021 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has called on the Palestinian people to march towards Al-Aqsa Mosque and stay in its squares during the blessed month of Ramadan, protect it from the ongoing Israeli aggressions, and confront its vandalism.

Movement Spokesman Abdel-Latif Al-Qanua said in a press statement on Friday that the actions of the occupation forces, “when they stormed Al-Qibly prayer hall on Thursday night and arrested dozens of worshipers and those who were practicing  the ritual retreat, followed by placing iron barriers the next day in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque to obstruct the arrival of worshipers, preventing the adhan (Islamic call to prayer) and cutting the wires off from loudspeakers” all represent an escalation of aggression against our people, a flagrant breach of their legitimate rights, and a blatant violation of the freedom of worship.”

Al-Qanua stressed that “the continuation of these racist measures, vandalism in Al-Aqsa Mosque, restrictions on our people, and the pursuit of worshipers will result in a massive uprising against the occupier and its racist plans that target Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

The Hamas official pointed out that the escalation of the occupation’s practices towards the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and daily harassment of worshipers since the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan constitute a desperate attempt to impose a new reality on the ground and enforce measures targeting Al-Aqsa Mosque and the religious rituals performed by the Palestinians in it.

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