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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


“Israel’s Channel 12 is reporting today [April 17, 2018] that the court of the Occupation has allowed [Israelis] to cry, ‘The nation of Israel is alive’ inside the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque for the first time [1].

The Israeli channel also added that the court’s decision comes after it reviewed an appeal filed by terrorist settler, Itamar Ben Gvir which asked for permission for Jews to cry out this phrase inside Al-Aqsa Mosque just as it is allowed for Palestinians to say 'Allahu Akbar' there.

Ben Gvir received the news of the court decision with great happiness and told Channel 12 that the next step is to allow Jews to pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque just like Muslims are allowed to pray there.

Itamar Ben Gvir is a terrorist settler that lives in the heart of the city Hebron; he has wandered around the city with complete freedom for many years, and has assaulted Palestinian residents, their properties and holy places.”

– Al-Quds
0202 Editor’s Note:
Prayer for Jews inside Al-Aqsa Mosque is controversial because of the Status Quo. Since 1967, Jordan and Israel agreed that the Waqf, or the Islamic trust, would have control over matters inside Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while Israel would control external security. Non-Muslims would be allowed onto the site during visiting hours, but would not be allowed to pray there. This agreement is what is referred to as the 'status quo'.
However, in recent years, Jewish Temple organizations have been increasing their efforts for the establishment of a Third Temple at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, and have challenged the Israeli government's ban on allowing Jews to enter it. Today, Israeli forces routinely allow Jewish groups to enter the Al-Aqsa Compound under police and army protection, stirring Palestinian fears of an Israeli takeover of the compound.

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