Published: 2017-07-25 11:58
Last Updated: 2021-02-25 16:11
While Saudi Arabia has been silent on the recent ongoing Al Aqsa crisis, the son of the late Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz took to Twitter to call on Arabs and Muslims to “go and fight for Al Aqsa.”
In one tweet, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Fahd told his 3.1m followers:
“Every Muslim is obliged to support our brothers in Palestine and the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, everyone within their means. O nation of Muhammad, show them who you are. Neglecting Al-Aqsa would be a disgrace and God will hold us accountable.”
Tensions escalated in Palestine after Israel installed metal detectors on the entrances of Al Aqsa Mosque compound after three Palestinian assailants killed two Israeli police guards on July 14.
Palestinians have since refused to pray in the compound and have prayed in the streets outside instead.
In another tweet he wrote: “O nation of Muhammad and Allah, the third mosque is a prisoner of the criminal occupation, is there no wise among us? Let us go and fight, we would either be victorious and save it, or we fail but will be forgiven by our Lord.”
On Tuesday, Israel replaced the metal detectors with sophisticated security cameras.
This reportedly came after Jordan and Israel came to an agreement on Al Aqsa crisis, after the Hashemite Kingdom agreed to allow an Israeli guard, who killed two Jordanians at the Israeli Embassy in Amman on Sunday, to return home on Monday.