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Occupation government holds meeting in tunnel near Al-Aqsa, escalating conflict in Jerusalem
Occupation government holds meeting in tunnel near Al-Aqsa, escalating conflict in Jerusalem
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Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - In a significant development, the Israeli occupation government is to convene in a tunnel beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where it has recently adopted a series of measures aimed at intensifying settlement activities in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

The Israeli occupation government, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, is scheduled to hold a meeting in a tunnel beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the occasion of the so-called "Jerusalem Day," which commemorates the Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967.


Israeli media outlets have reported that the occupation government intends to approve a package of projects aimed at increasing settlement operations in the occupied city of Jerusalem.


It has been mentioned that among the decisions is a project aimed at encouraging new settlers to move towards settlement in occupied Jerusalem, in addition to other projects related to the development of settlement infrastructure in the city.


This session marks the first of its kind in six years and was proposed by the Jerusalem Minister in the occupation government, Ma'ir Porush. It is part of the efforts by religious Zionist parties to intensify the Judaization campaign targeting Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to a recent survey conducted by Israel's Channel 12, a significant portion of settlers expressed a lack of preference for living in the occupied city of Jerusalem.


Just hours before the meeting, Israeli Minister of National Security in the occupation government, Itamar Ben Gvir, along with dozens of settlers, forcefully broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under strict protection from Israeli police. They performed Talmudic prayers inside the mosque.


In the past few days, settler militias, supported by the Israeli occupation, have intensified their attacks on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, particularly in the Old City. This has prompted Palestinian political and popular entities to call for increased presence in the area to confront the settlers' schemes.


Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem stated that the Israeli occupation government holding its weekly meeting in the tunnels of the Western Wall is "a dangerous escalation of the religious war waged by the occupation on the holy city. 


He added that these Judaizing steps intended to be approved by the Zionist government in today's meeting are an attempt to falsify the identity of the city of Jerusalem, which constitutes a blatant aggression against our people and our nation.

He continued Palestinian people will continue their legitimate fight and struggle to preserve the identity of the Palestinian Arab and Islamic city of Jerusalem.