Hamas: 'Attacking al-Aqsa will ignite war'

Hamas Islamic organization called on Muslims in Jerusalem and the 1948 'occupied' territories to hold on to al-Aqsa Mosque.

Dalit Halevy ,


The Hamas Islamic organization warned that any attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque would ignite a war, emphasizing that the current situation will not last forever, as "the enemy will pay for the attack on al-Aqsa."

In a statement Hamas said that the "Zionist repression juggernaut" would not be able to withstand the popular protest in Jerusalem, which could block the plans of the "occupation."

In this regard, the Hamas movement called the decision of the Israeli court approving the closure of the Muslim prayer house at the Old City wall's Gate of Mercy "preparation for constructing a synagogue on the site," and a "dangerous scheme" whose implementation Jerusalem [Arab] residents will not allow.

The Hamas organization called on their public in Jerusalem and "the Palestinians and those in the occupied territories of 1948" to demonstrate a firm stand and hold on to the al-Aqsa Mosque so as prevent the "occupation" from implementing its plans.

In its statement, Hamas praised the Islamic leadership who had stated "the Gate of Mercy is an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which belongs exclusively to Muslims."