Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - Senior Islamic-Palestinian figures condemned Saturday the decree of Israeli military minister Ya'alon of banning the Murabitun and Murabatat Islamic activist groups to the holy site on a daily basis.
The president of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem Sheikh Ikrima Sabri denounced the decision saying that Ya'alon's decree is illegal and we are not obliged to it.
"The Muslims people of Jerusalem will keep defending the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem," he stressed.
Sabri explained that the main goal of this decision is to minimize the number of Muslims who pray in their mosque, paving the way to evacuate them total form the site.
The leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel Raed Salah said that Ya'alon's decision is a declaration of the religious war against Islam and Muslims, noting that he is playing with fire.
" if you arrest all the Murabitun and Murabatat, their sons will keep defending Al-Aqsa mosque, and if you arrest their sons , their descendants will defend the holy site till they sweep the Israeli occupation from their land," Sala said in a massage to Israeli leaders.
Salah explained in the Al-Aqsa is in danger Festival Al-Aqsa mosque will last forever and the Israeli occupation will be wept.
The Murabitun and Murabatat chanted that they do not care about Ya'alon's decision.
Salah asked the people of West Bank to form a popular committee to defend the holy site from Jewish attacks as well as to protect their homes and churches.
Israeli Jews make a daily tours to the Islamic holy site in Jerusalem and break into Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dom of the Rock, provoking the feelings of Muslims. In response Muslims defenders tries to protect their holy sites by forcing these Jews out of the mosque.
Israeli occupation authorities set a policy to Judaize Jerusalem and Muslims holy sites, which constitute a red line for Muslims. It put its hand on the Muslims cemeteries and change it to parks and pars. Lastly, Israeli Nature and Park authority seized 40% of al-Rahmah Islamic cemetery and changed it into park.
Israeli military minister signed a decree on Tuesday banning the Murabitun and Murabatat Islamist activist groups, which gather onAl-Aqsa mosque courtyards to defend it from Jews attacks ,to the holy site on a daily basis.
Ya’alon’s office states that the action is in line with a recommendation by the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, and is in accordance with the position of the Israel Police.