Press Release (Translated) - Arab Organization for Human Rights in UK
Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque are being subjected to a systematic Judaizing process under a complete silence of the international community.
The occupation authorities are demolishing homes and displacing their residents including women, children and men taking no consideration for international laws and conventions. They are expanding settlements in Jerusalem and bringing in more settlers to give the city a Jewish character.
Within the Judaizing measures and the accelerating of the planned construction of the (temple), Israeli municipality in Jerusalem has been undertaking hectic excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which led to several collapses; moreover, synagogues are being built on each side of the mosque, There is a plan to build a synagogue inside Al Aqsa mosque courtyards at Marwani chapel entrance in the south -eastern side of the mosque.
As an incitement to building the temple, and within a program linking the 'Jewish spirit' to the site, Israeli authorities are regularly organizing provocative visits for various segments of Israeli society by guarding them to perform Talmudic prayers.
To promote the temple-building project, masses of Israeli settlers are storming Al-Aqsa Mosque to mark Jewish New Year on Wednesday and the following days.
In response to these violations, Palestinians were called up to protect the mosque on Wednesday to emphasize its standing as a sanctified site to Arabs and Muslims. The Israeli authorities, to prevent the arrival of the crowds to Al-Aqsa Mosque, erected barriers and tightened procedures for the entry of worshipers to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. They arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic movement in pre-1948 Palestine for his active role in rallying the masses of the Palestinian people to confront the plans aimed at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Arab Organization for Human Rights in UK confirms that the main reason behind the worsening of crimes against the city of Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque is the lack of decisive international position on these crimes, which are crimes against humanity.
We call on Arab and Islamic countries to resort to the active international institutions community to take the necessary action to put an end to the ongoing crimes of the occupation in Jerusalem city.