Gaza, 18 Muharram 1434/ 01 December 2012 (PIC/MINA) – Hamas Movement has warned the Israeli authorities of their attempt to build the “Jewel of Israel” synagogue on the ruins of a Muslims’ prayer room in the center of the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.
Hamas considered such step “a flagrant violation of the International norms and conventions, and a dangerous scheme that aims to encircle Al Aqsa Mosque, to obliterate the Islamic and Christian landmarks and to change the architectural form of the occupied city of Jerusalem.”
The movement asserted in a statement that the occupation attempts to obliterate the Islamic landmarks in Jerusalem and to Judaize the city will not succeed in changing the historical facts, emphasizing that “it is high time to put an end to the occupation violations.”
It has also strongly condemned the silence, the international complicity and the policy of double standards in dealing with the violations and crimes of Israel against the Palestinian people, their land and holy places.
The Hamas movement called on the Palestinian people and its forces “to address these plans and crimes”. It also appealed to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League to “shoulder their responsibilities in protecting Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa from the constant danger of Judaization” facing it. (T.R22/R-006)