Israeli court rules in favour of Jewish settlers praying at Al Aqsa Mosque gates

Palestine

Published: 2018-03-26 13:52

Last Updated: 2018-03-26 14:27


Israeli settlers' action of breaking into Al Aqsa Mosque is a regular occurrence (The Palestinian Information Center)
Israeli settlers' action of breaking into Al Aqsa Mosque is a regular occurrence (The Palestinian Information Center)
Roya News Source

The Israeli Magistrate Court in Jerusalem issued a ruling on Sunday stating that Jewish settlers can practice prayers at the gates of Al Aqsa Mosque, Quds Press news agency reported, citing Israel’s Channel 7.

The court claimed that Jewish settlers have the right to pray anywhere in Israel, as long as they don’t disrespect or violate the rights of others.

Furthermore, the court claimed that praying at the gates of Al Aqsa Mosque is a given right to Jewish settlers, just like it is for Arabs.

The ruling judge accused Muslim worshippers of harming Jewish settlers, and said that the best way to prove that Israelis have control is to allow Jews to pray at the gates of Al Aqsa.

On his part, Chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, said that the occupation’s courts have no right to rule over Al Aqsa Mosque.

“Al-Aqsa Mosque is a holy site for Muslims alone and the court’s ruling is irresponsible and illegal and we will not abide by it,” he said.