Israeli Intelligence Summons Al-Aqsa Mosque Preacher

11:52 - October 10, 2021
News ID: 3475969
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Israeli regime’s security forces raided the house of Sheikh Akrama Sabri, imam and preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque, urging him to come to an intelligence center of the regime.

The occupying forces attacked Sabri’s house on Sunday morning in the occupied al-Quds.

Speaking to Aljazeera, Sheikh Sabri broke the new development, noting that the Zionist forces had not referred to the reason behind this call.

He described the move as “an intentional provocation” and “an intervention in al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs”.

Sheikh Sabri said that the call may have been due to his remarks against the decision of the Israeli regime to allow silent prayers in the al-Aqsa Mosque.

“This is an aggressive decision against al-Aqsa Mosque and all the Muslims across the world,” he said, stressing that the ruling is invalid as the court had no jurisdiction over the issue.

He called on all Muslims to fulfil their duty of supporting the place of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Mi’raj and force their governments to push for prevention of continued Zionist aggression against the Mosque.

A lower Israeli court in al-Quds had issued a ruling, saying that holding of Jewish “silent prayers” in al-Aqsa “cannot be considered a criminal act”.

The decision drew severe condemnation by Palestinian people and groups and also from some other countries. Faced with the Palestinians’ fury, an upper Israeli court upheld the ban on Jewish prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds.

Later, Judge of the district court in al-Quds, Aryeh Romanov, on Friday confirmed that Jews are barred from worshiping openly at the site, and only Muslims are permitted to pray there.

The compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, is located in the Old City of East al-Quds, which the Israeli regime occupied as part of the entire Palestinian territory of the West Bank during a war in 1967.

The regime has been dotting the territory with hundreds of illegal settlements ever since the occupation.

Israeli settlers already storm the mosque’s compound at least twice every day under full protection of the regime’s forces.


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