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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


"Under Glick's leadership, settlers invaded Al-Aqsa

Radical Knesset member Yehuda Glick and dozens of settlers invaded the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday morning under tight protection by the Occupation forces.

Glick has posted on his Facebook page a recording in which he says that the invasion today is to pray at the first annual memorial ceremony for his wife's death.

The director of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar Al-Kasswani, told the Ma'an news agency that 112 settlers, including MK Yehuda Glick and 63 Jewish students from research institutes and universities, invaded Al-Aqsa through the Dung Gate one group after the other, under the protection of the Occupation forces.

Sheikh Al-Kasswani condemned the settlers' invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, emphasizing the Islamic Waqf's [1] resistance to any invasion by settlers or members of Knesset or Israeli ministers, which are done by force and under the Occupation, and the Waqf gives no justification for their presence in the mosque.

Sheikh Al-Kasswani added that by making the settlers' invasions to Al-Aqsa easier, it coincided with the increasing difficulties that the Occupation police are incurring to Muslims entering the mosque in an attempt to impose power and a new reality in the mosque and to empty the mosque of its people. But these policies and behaviors will never prevent the Muslims from Ribat [2], their presence and their obligation to Al-Aqsa. Sheikh Al-Kasswani called on all Muslims to attend the Al-Aqsa mosque regularly in order to pray, worship God, reinforce Islam, and protect the mosque. In this context, the Occupation authorities arrested the Jerusalemite Nadam Abu-Ramuz from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound."

– Lama Sahafa [Lama News]


"Today commemorates the passing of Yafi, may her memory be a blessing.
The Temple Mount is a place of unity, a place where Yafi and I would visit before I became a member of Knesset.
In this place, I took a mission to connect the world and always try to sanctify God's name and not to desecrate it and to add peace to the world because this is the world center of peace – peace between man and man, between man and wife, and peace between peoples.
From this place we will take in the words that Yafi, may her memory be a blessing, would teach us.
That the most beautiful view in the world is the human landscape, to listen and to hear and to see the human aspects of the world.
This landscape that connects us to the Holy One, blessed be He.
The second sentence she would always tell us was, 'I never regretted a good word I said to someone.' And that is a powerful word, to take good and light from here and to add light to the world, to add good in the world and to give it and divide it to the people around us.
This is a place connected to the root, the source of light and energy in the world – to the Temple Mount."

– Yehuda Glick
0202 Editor's note:
[1]Waqf is the 'Islamic Religious Endowments' organization and manages the current Islamic edifices on and around the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Some form or another of the Waqf has governed access to the Haram esh-Sharif [Al-Aqsa complex] since the Muslim reconquest of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187, with the latest version instituted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan after its conquest of the West Bank and East Jerusalem during the 1948 war.
[2] Ribat is an Islamic term that indicates protection of the holy places by staying in place and preserving their Islamic character. Today, Morabiton is commonly referred to Muslims who worship and pray in Al-Aqsa.

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