Israel plans dividing time, space in Al-Aqsa Mosque between Jews, Muslims
Israeli regime has reportedly planned to divide the time and space at holy al-Aqsa compound between Muslims and Jews.
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The regime's Knesset member Amit Halevi of the right-wing Likud Party has devised a plot aimed at dividing the holy mosque between the vast majority of Muslims who reside in al-Quds, and extremist Zionist settlers that claim the right to "pray" at the compound, the Arabic-language al-Ayyam daily newspaper reported on Thursday.
The Ramallah-based daily further unveiled that Halevi has also called for allocating the southern part of the compound to Muslims, while reserving the central and northern parts that includes the holy Dome of the Rock for the radical Zionists.
The Zionist politician has also boasted that his scheme is aimed at taking away the Jordanian government’s custodianship of the al-Aqsa Mosque.The Ramallah-based Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily also cited the Palestinian Ministry of al-Quds Affairs as lashing out at such a plot as being highly provocative, insisting that it will further stoke tensions on the ground and culminate into a major unrest.
Furthermore, Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the incumbent Grand Mufti of al-Quds, has also censured attempts by authorities of the Israeli regime to Judaize and divide al-Aqsa Mosque, allow extremist settlers to pray in the sacrosanct site and alter its historical and legal status.
He further underlined that such plots by Tel Aviv officials will ignite a a major conflict that will potentially affect the entire world. Sheikh Hussein also blamed the regime's authorities for the harmful consequences of further escalation of tensions in the occupied West Bank.
He then pointed to the Tel Aviv regime’s desperate attempts to fabricate historical facts, which have dramatically intensified recently, stressing that the history of the blessed al-Aqsa Mosque is known to all, and that international bodies confirm that the site belongs to Muslims and reject the regime's evil schemes to divide time and space in the holy compound.
The Grand Mufti of al-Quds then called on the international community to assume its responsibilities, intervene immediately to rein in Israeli authorities, prevent them from implementing their plots against the holy al-Aqsa Mosque, and to take practical decisions to ward off threats against Palestinian sanctities.
The al-Aqsa Mosque compound sits just above the Western Wall plaza and houses both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque.
According to an agreement signed between the occupying Israeli regime and the Jordanian government following Israel’s illegal seizure of East al-Quds in 1967, non-Muslim worship at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound is prohibited.
Many of the Israeli Knesset members are right-wing extremists that support the demolition of the Islamic holy site in order to build a Jewish temple instead.
Palestinians demand control over the occupied West Bank as part of their future independent state and regard al-Quds’ eastern sector as the capital of their future sovereign state.