Three Palestinian resistance groups warned Sunday of Israeli constructions beneath the Al-Aqsa mosque in the occupied east Jerusalem, vowing they would heighten resistance against the Israeli occupation.
The three groups were identified as the An-Nasser Salaheldin Brigades, the Al-Aqsa Brigades and the Mujahideen Brigades. They vowed that they would retaliate to the action Israel is taking beneath the Al-Aqsa mosque in preperation for building a synagogue on the Palestinian-owned land.
Spokesman of the Salaheldin Brigades, Abu Mojahed, said in a press conference in Gaza “harming the Al-Aqsa Mosque would mean harming the Muslim nation, therefore retaliation to Israeli actions there would not be limited to specific boundaries”.
Abu Mojahed called on all Islamic countries and organizations to intervene immediately to prevent the destruction of the ‘Islamic heritage’ in the holy city of Jerusalem.
Israeli authorities in the occupied east Jerusalem recently commenced construction works beneath the Al-Aqsa mosque of Jerusalem, believed to be foundations for a Jewish synagogue. Such constructions have cast concerns for almost 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide that the mosque, considered to be the third holiest site in Islam, would collapse.
In a related action, the Israeli authorities also bar access of Palestinians of less than 45 years of age from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.