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Israel provoking Palestine factions with actions in Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM - APRIL 17: Dozens of Fanatic Jewish settler groups raided Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police, who dispersed the Palestinians after the morning prayer, on April 17, 2022 in Jerusalem. ( Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency )
Dozens of Fanatic Jewish settler groups raided Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police, who dispersed the Palestinians after the morning prayer, on April 17, 2022 in Jerusalem. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities provoked Palestinian factions after allowing Jewish settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque, statements issued yesterday said.

The Israeli government decided to allow Jewish settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque today.

Hamas said: "Allowing Israeli settlers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque is playing with fire and this could drag the region into a new escalation."

"We renew our call for the Palestinian people to travel to Al-Aqsa Mosque and be on high alert in Jerusalem in order to defend their identity, religion and first Qibla."

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According to Hamas, "the Israeli occupation must know that all attempts aimed at dividing Al-Aqsa Mosque or Judaising Muslim holy sites will not pass and will not achieve its malicious goals."

Meanwhile, spokesman of the Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, Tariq Izzedine, said: "The continuation of Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque is a violation of Palestinian redlines that needs an urgent movement to stop it."

Fatah called on Palestinians to gather in Al-Aqsa Mosque today to thwart a "planned provocative Israeli plan to raise the Israeli flag and sing the Israeli anthem at the Palestinian holy site."

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