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  9/27/2012, Tishrei 11, 5773

Israeli Muslim Group: Muslims Must Free Jerusalem


The Al-Aqsa Endowment for Holy Places and Heritage, which represents Israeli Muslims, called, on the Islamic nation, Thursday, to formulate concrete plans to release Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque "from the claws of the occupation". The call was part of a report on a tour by its members of the Jewish-Arab neighborhood of Shiloach (Silwan in Arabic), south of the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem's Old City, where they said a tunnel is being built between the Ir David tourist center and a Giv'ati Brigade position, which the group called equated to sink holes.

The organization claimed the tunnel is part of a "comprehensive and dangerous plan" of a series of tunnels and bridges to bring more Israelis to the Western Wall and Temple Mount areas. It concluded, "In light of this, we hope that (Islamic) nation will formulate plans to liberate the Al-Aqsa mosque and Al-Quds (Jerusalem) from the claws of the occupation, since it is the duty of the nation at the present time, all nations, rulers, clerics, emirs, organizations and governments alike."