14 April 2009

Palestinians Condemn Settlers Stroming of Mosque

Ramallah – The Palestinian cabinet held its weekly session on Tuesday focusing on Israeli settlers attempts to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The cabinet condemned settlers’ assaults asserting that they reflect Israeli official support to a process they called “Judaization of Jerusalem”.

“Such provocative acts reflect official support by Israeli authorities to judaization of Jerusalem through changing its nature, religious, cultural and political identity. This is a completion of Israeli plans to surround Jerusalem with settlements from inside and outside, to tighten grip on the city and displace its residents,” the Palestinian cabinet argued.

Such procedures, according to Palestinian cabinet, are attempts to divide the Al-Aqsa compound and impose a de facto as what they have already done in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in the southern West Bank. These procedures will end up in escalation in the whole region killing the peace process.

The cabinet demanded halting Israeli policies requesting international guarantees from the US, the international Quartet and the whole international community who should operate seriously and exert pressure on the Israel government to stop messing up with the region’s destiny. They say Israel is violating international law and undermining international resolutions.