Israeli Supreme Court decides to allow Jewish extremist groups into Al Aqsa Mosque

August 2, 2006 1:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Top Islamic leaders, including Chief Islamic Justice Sheikh Taysir Al Tamimi, are meeting in Jerusalem today to discuss yesterday’s decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to allow members of Jewish extremist groups to enter the Al Aqsa Mosque.

While the Mosque is one of holiest sites in the world for Muslims, Jewish extremists believe that it was built atop a Jewish holy site. Members of the extremist groups have planned to enter the Mosque this Thursday morning.

Chief Justice Al Tamimi refused to attend the announcement of the Court’s decision, which was unanimous, citing that it violates international law preventing Israeli authorities from intervening in the affairs of the Al Aqsa Mosque.

The Islamic leaders emphasized that the Mosque has great religious significance to Muslims all over the world, and that the entry of members from fundamental Jewish organizations was sure to incite violence and riots. They stressed that the Israeli government will be held fully responsible for the outcome of such an event.

Sources told PNN that the safety and security of the Al Aqsa Mosque will be one of the prominent issues discussed at the upcoming Islamic Summit in . There, leaders will discuss the ability of Muslims, particularly Muslim Palestinians, to access the Mosque and the continued Israeli attempts to Judaize the city of Jerusalem.

In Ramallah, a Spokesperson of the President, Nabil Abu Rdaina, warned Wednesday of the repercussions of the Israeli High Court ruling would allow Jewish extremist groups to enter  the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem tomorrow.

Abu Rdaina, said that the Israeli ruling breaches the international norms and conventions which prevent Israeli authorities (the occupying power) from intervening in the affairs of al-Aqsa Mosque.

He asserted that such ruling is a serious escalation in the deteriorated situation in the region, calling on the Israeli Government to prevent such groups from reaching al-Aqsa Mosque.

Abu Rdaina, mentioned that the Palestinian Leadership has begun international contacts for preventing deterioration in the situation.

 

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