Israeli forces threaten to raid Al Aqsa tonight.
The Palestinians returned to the Al-Aqsa compound on Saturday following Friday’s violent clashes between worshippers and Israeli forces, but tension and anxiety remain as extremist Jewish groups threaten to storm the mosque on Sunday.
A political analyst from East Jerusalem said Jerusalemites feared the temporal division of Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews as happened at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.
But he added that it would be impossible for such a policy to succeed at Al-Aqsa.
Israeli forces threaten to raid Al Aqsa
“Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are a red line for the Palestinians,” he told Sawt Asharq news. ‘Even if the Israeli forces threaten to raid Al Aqsa again, let them come!’
“Israel is trying to separate the 350,000 Palestinians living in East Jerusalem from the Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel. But recent events have proven that the Palestinians are united. It is a matter of Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
What happened in Al-Aqsa ?
He described Friday’s attack as an Israeli “test balloon” to measure the Palestinian reaction. “But what happened in Al-Aqsa confirms that the Palestinians are ready to redeem the mosque with their lives. They will not allow the practice of Jewish rituals inside Islam’s third holiest site.”
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the Israelis’ incursion into the sacred mosque and their assault on worshippers inside Al-Qibli Mosque and in Al-Aqsa plaza, which left over 150 worshippers injured and saw hundreds of others arrested.
أصيب، فجر اليوم الجمعة، عشرات المصلين، إثر اعتداء قوات الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، عليهم في المسجد الأقصى المبارك.#اقتحام_رمضان #الاقصى_يستغيث pic.twitter.com/sWNinAJA4q
— Sawt Asharq | صوت الشرق (@SawtAsharq) April 15, 2022