Sat 13-April-2024

Jerusalemite activists call for removing newly-set iron barriers in front of several gates of Al-Aqsa

Tuesday 19-March-2024


Young activists in Jerusalem called for confronting the Israeli schemes to tighten control over Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City in occupied Jerusalem. Among these schemes are the iron barriers the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) placed in front of several gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The IOA set up iron barriers in front of several gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the Gate of the King Faisal, the Gate of Al-Ghawanima, and the Iron Gate.

Calls intensified to confront all measures by the IOA aimed at tightening control over Al-Aqsa Mosque and its Muslim worshipers, at a time when the IOA provides full support and facilities for settlers and extremist “Temple” groups to storm Al-Aqsa.

Occupation forces continue their attempts to impose security control over Al-Aqsa Mosque, restrict the movement of worshipers and visitors to Al-Aqsa, and monitor their activities. They have installed high-precision surveillance programs around the Mosque.

These actions come alongside excessive violence through arrests and assaults on worshipers, and the placement of new iron barriers near the Asbat Gate.

The occupation forces also erected a surveillance tower above the Tinkaziyah School, directly overlooking Al-Aqsa Mosque from its western wall.

The surveillance tower is filled with surveillance cameras and sophisticated monitoring and eavesdropping devices, reaching heights comparable to the minaret of the Chain Gate or Bab Al-Silsila.

Additionally, the occupation forces began installing iron barriers (cages) at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, specifically at the Gate of King Faisal, Al-Ghawanima, and the Iron Gate, in a dangerous and unprecedented move.

Jerusalemite and Palestinian calls continue to mobilize and gather in Al-Aqsa Mosque during the blessed month of Ramadan, under the campaign “Ramadan Flood,” to protect the Mosque and break the ongoing siege on it that has lasted for more than five months.

Activists and Jerusalemite movements emphasized the necessity of mobilizing, being on alert, and participating during the upcoming days in maintaining vigilance in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and confronting settler incursions and violations, especially during the holy month.

The calls also emphasized the importance of performing all prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, urging anyone who can reach the Mosque to do so, especially from all areas of Jerusalem.

Jerusalemite youth activists called for general mobilization and the closure of all mosques in Jerusalem, heading towards Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Thousands of Palestinians perform the dawn prayer every day in Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the obstacles imposed by the IOA and its heightened military measures in the vicinity of the Mosque and in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

Hamas called on the Palestinian masses to continue their defense and protection of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, and to resist all attempts by the IOA and its settler mobs to impose a fait accompli on the holy site, which has always been and will only be purely Islamic.

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