Al-Quds, 25 Safar 1434/6 January 2013 (PIC/MINA) – Sheikh Jamil Hamami, member of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem and Islamic studies professor at al-Quds University, said that the Israeli violations in Jerusalem came in the framework of Israeli election campaigning.
Hammami said in exclusive statements to Palestine Information Center (PIC) on Saturday that the campaigns of arrests and night raids taking place recently in the neighborhoods of the city of Jerusalem are part of the policy adopted by the Israeli government to put pressure and impose restrictions on Jerusalemites.
He affirmed that the taxes imposed on Jerusalemites, the demolition of their houses and the confiscation of their lands represent part of this Israeli policy which comes within the framework of the elections, to be held on the 22nd of this month.
He also described the events taking place in the Aqsa Mosque and the attacks by the Israeli government and settlers, at this stage, as very serious and alarming.
Sheikh Hammami said that the dangers engulfing the Aqsa make it imperative on the Islamic and Arab nations, the leaders and the peoples, to take serious moves to save the Aqsa Mosque from the occupation plans.
The Islamic studies professor noted that the ongoing break-ins in the Aqsa Mosque by the Jewish settlers take place with the support of the Israeli government and the protection of the intelligence service.
He warned of the occupation plans aimed to divide the Aqsa Mosque and to establish outposts around it, adding that the aim of these outposts is to protect the settlers around the Mosque. (T/R-022/R-006)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)