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Islamic Jihad vows revenge for Israel's ‘terrorist attacks’ on Al-Aqsa Mosque

May 11, 2021 at 8:52 am

Israeli police intervene in Palestinians, who were standing guard to prevent fanatic Jews to raid the Masjid al-Aqsa Compound, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

The Islamic Jihad movement said the Israeli “terrorist attacks” on Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem “will not pass without a deterrent response”, Anadolu reported.

Israeli police take Palestinian youths, who were standing guard to prevent fanatic Jews to raid the Masjid al-Aqsa Compound, into custody in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Muath Khatib/Anadolu Agency]

Yesterday morning Israeli occupation forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and attacked Palestinian worshippers with rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades and tear gas, injuring more than 305 Palestinians.

“We call for an Intifada, in response to the cries and calls of our vulnerable people in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and we urge all Palestinians to support Jerusalemites and to stand up to the enemy at all points of contact and confrontation,” the movement said in a statement, urging the residents of Jerusalem to “resist the Zionist aggression, and to continue steadfastness in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in order to thwart the enemy’s plans.”

“The Zionist enemy would not have persisted in its terror and aggression had it not been for the silence of the [Arab] normalising regimes,” it said, denouncing the “suspicious silence” of international organisations, regarding what is happening in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Occupation forces and extremist Jewish settlers have escalated their aggression against Muslims and Christian’s in Jerusalem including at Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Church of Holy Sepulchre and Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, injuring hundreds of unarmed Palestinians.

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