Al-Aqsa Foundation of Heritage and Islamic Waqf said, on Wednesday, that the so-called ‘Temple Mount’ organizations have announced a set of activities to be held in al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and lasting for a week, starting today [Thursday, April 10, 2014].Associations of these organizations will hold training and explanation sessions in western occupied Jerusalem about ‘Temple Mount Oblations’ in al-Aqsa mosque yards, according to Al Ray. The sessions will be followed by other activities starting from next Monday on the anniversary of Jewish ‘Passover’, Al-Aqsa foundation said in a press release.
The associations invited Jewish families and their children for group break-ins of al-Aqsa mosque on the 14th, 16th and 17th of this month to perform Talmudic rituals, the foundation added. It assured, via social networks, that the break-ins will be protected by Israeli forces.
The foundation considered such activities as attempts by the Israeli occupation to impose a fait accompli in al-Aqsa mosque.
Israeli settlers and politicians have lately been violating the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, almost on a daily basis, and always under the protection of armed occupation forces, which often attack Palestinian worshipers who try to protect their holy site.
In related news, two members of the US Congress, on Thursday, joined right-wing Jews who toured the al-Aqsa Mosque compound escorted by Israeli police officers, a Jerusalem-based Fatah official said.
Dimitri Daliani told Ma’an that Republicans Bill Johnson of Ohio and David McKinley of Virginia entered the compound with the “extremist” Chaim Richman, director of the rightist Temple Institute.
Daliani said the “congressmen’s participation in such criminal incursions into the al-Aqsa Mosque without being questioned by their own government indicates collusion with settler gangs whose aim is to hurt the al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Daliani urged Arab and Muslim communities in the United States districts represented by those representatives to “punish them at the ballots.”
He added that Johnson and McKinley were hosted by the Israel Allies Foundation which is active in “disseminating extremist Zionist ideology in the United States.”