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FUTURE OF AL AQSA and AL QUDS
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AN OBITUARY IS DESERVING FOR THE PASSING AWAY OF GERALD KAUFMANN WHO CHANGED HIMSELF FROM BEING  AN ARDENT DIE HARD ZIONIST TO BEING AN ANTIZIONIST. ANYONE WHO SEEKS TRUTH AND JUSTICE AND CHANGES THEIR MINDSET, POLICIES AND POLITICS SHOULD BE SALUTED. IT IS IN THE INTERESTS OF ZIONISTS  TO EMULATE HIM .

UK JEWISH MP  :  
ISRAEL ACTING LIKE NAZIS IN GAZA
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#52
THE ZIONISTS AND THEIR GAME PLAN IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE IS BEING HIGHLIGHTED AS A MATTER  OF URGENCY.  THEIR ANNUAL PROVOCATIVE JERUSALEM FLAG DAY MARCH THROUGH EAST JERUSALEM WILL BE REVIEWED.  THIS FLAG DAY MARCH COMMEMORATES THE ZIONIST ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF EAST JERUSALEM IN THE 1967  ARAB-ISRAELI WAR.

THE ROUTE, ITS POLICING AND ASSOCIATION WITH ZIONIST EXTREMISTS AND RACIST AND RELIGIOUS PROVOCATION OF THE PALESTINIANS BY ISRAELI FAR RIGHT GROUPS MARCH THROUGH OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM SHOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL. IT'S ROLE AND FUNCTION AND MANIPULATION BY THE ZIONIST ISRAELI STATE AND EXTREMISTS WILL BE EXAMINED. HOW CAN THIS ILLEGAL SETTLER STATE CALL ITSELF AS A DEMOCRACY WHEN THOSE MARCHING UNDER IT'S FLAG CALL FOR DEATH TO ARABS. A FIRING SHOT FLIES INTO CYBERSPACE WARNING THE ZIONISTS THAT THEIR TIME TO GLOAT IS COMING TO AN END AS EACH DAY PASSES. EVERY DAY COMES CLOSER TO A DIVINE RECKONING TO END THEIR OCCUPATION AND OPPRESSION AND LIBERATE JERUSALEM FROM THEIR ILLEGAL SATANIC TYRANNY.  

HASBUNALLAH AND TAWAKALLAH     

Six Palestinians arrested as far-right Israeli settler groups begin to march through occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/15...aeli-march

Arwa Ibrahim

Israeli far-right nationalists began a flag-waving march through  occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday that risks reigniting tensions with Palestinians and poses an early challenge for Israel’s new government. At least six Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces, and dozens more were assaulted and forcibly removed from the Damascus Gate plaza leading to the Old City.

Israeli far-right nationalists began a flag-waving march through 
occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday that risks reigniting tensions 
with Palestinians and poses an early challenge for Israel’s new government. At least six Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces, and dozens more were assaulted and forcibly removed from  the Damascus Gate plaza leading to the Old City.


Metal barriers were set up by Israeli police on the roads leading to Damascus Gate, which has been sealed off to prevent the entry of Palestinians.


The so-called March of the Flags celebrates the anniversary of Israel’s 1967 occupation of the city’s eastern part. “The right to demonstrate is a right in all democracies,” said Israel’s Internal Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev. “The police is ready and we will do everything in our power to preserve the delicate thread of coexistence.”



Palestinians view the march as provocative as Jewish settlers flaunt their sovereignty over the occupied territory. Previous marches have included Israeli chants of “Death to Arabs” and the attacking of Palestinian homes and shops in the Old City.
Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem since the Six-Day War of 1967 is not recognised by most of the international community, which says the city’s final status should be a matter of negotiation between the two sides.

7 mins ago (18:18 GMT)

Palestinians in Gaza protest against Israeli nationalist march

Palestinians raise signs that read “Jerusalem belongs to us” during a protest in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 15, 2021. [Ashraf Amra/Al Jazeera]

Hundreds of Palestinians protested throughout several cities and towns in the Gaza Strip against the Israeli nationalist march in occupied East Jerusalem.



Some protesters burned pictures of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett, the current Prime Minister.

Al Jazeera’s Youmna El Sayed said many officials of different Palestinian factions have spoken at these protests.

“They have said that these protests are just to send a message, that while the flag march provokes Palestinians, they will not be quiet as all options are in front of the Palestinian resistance to respond to any kind of aggression by Israeli authorities towards the people of Jerusalem,” she said, speaking from Gaza City.

Palestinians in Khan Younis set fire to a poster depicting Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a demonstration protesting the Israeli nationalist march in the Old City of Jerusalem [Ashraf Amra/Al Jazeera]



42 mins ago (17:43 GMT)

Israeli far-right march moves to Jerusalem’s Old City



Israelis hold flags as they visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site in Jerusalem’s Old City, June 15,2021. [Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]The so-called Flag Parade in Damascus Gate has ended, and hundreds of Israeli nationalists have moved away from the area to enter Jerusalem’s Old City through Jaffa Gate, a main thoroughfare for tourists.



“Most of them were pushed out by police,” Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker said.



The Flag Parade was “a provocative show of force by the ultra right-wing Jewish settlers who came here flying their flags,” she added.

The march has passed through the Jewish quarter and will end at the Western Wall, where Jews can pray.



1 hour ago (16:59 GMT)

Israeli right-wing marchers chant racist slogans



Israelis dance with flags by Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem’s Old City June 15, 2021. [Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]

Hundreds of Jewish nationalists participating in the “Flag Parade” in the Damascus Gate area were heard chanting “Death to Arabs” in Hebrew. In another anti-Arab chant, they yelled: “May your village burn.”



One Israeli man shouted at Palestinians in Arabic: “A second Nakba is coming” – referring to the 1948 ethnic cleansing of at least 700,000 Palestinians by Zionist paramilitaries.

Palestinians say such chants are heard every year during the march.





According to the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronoth, the Israeli far-right member of parliament Itamar Ben-Gvir, was present during the march.

The daily also reported that four Palestinian Israeli lawmakers, Ahmad Tibi, Ayman Odeh, Osama Saadi and Sami Abu Shehada, had arrived at the Damascus Gate and criticised the decision to allow the march.



2 hours ago (16:31 GMT)

Israeli forces injure 17 Palestinians in Jerusalem



A member of the Israeli forces pushes away a Palestinian man in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, on June 15, 2021 [Menahem Kahana/AFP]At least 17 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli forces in the surrounding area of the Old City, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.



At least three of the wounded were taken to hospital, while the rest of the injuries were treated in the field.

The Red Crescent also reported that Israeli forces fired on an ambulance and halted the movement of the medical team involved.



2 hours ago (15:57 GMT)

Israeli forces prevent raising of Palestinian flag by Damascus Gate

At least two cases of a raised Palestinian flag being snatched by Israeli forces has been captured by local Palestinian journalists on video.

In the first incident, a Palestinian woman near the Damascus Gate area raised the flag for a few seconds before Israeli forces grabbed it and pushed the Palestinian woman back from the area.





Caption: They cannot stand the sight of the Palestinian flag. Israeli occupation police attack a Jerusalemite woman who raised the flag in front of Damascus Gate

A second video shows another woman raising the Palestinian flag in the face of the Israeli nationalists during their “Flag Parade”, before she was knocked to the ground by Israeli forces.







3 hours ago (15:37 GMT)

Israeli nationalists begin march outside Old City in East Jerusalem



Israelis walk while holding flags outside occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City on June 15, 2021. [Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]Hundreds of Jewish nationalists gathered several hundred metres from Damascus Gate near Jerusalem’s Old City.



Most appeared to be young, religious men, and many held blue-and-white Israeli flags. The crowd appeared to be much smaller than during last month’s parade, which was postponed.

“Jerusalem is for all religions, but Jerusalem is in Israel. And in Israel, we must be able to go wherever we want, with our flag,” said marcher Doron Avrahami, 50, channelling right-wing frustrations with police restrictions.



4 hours ago (14:54 GMT)

Five Palestinians injured: Red Crescent



A Palestinian medic stands next to tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest over a flag-waving procession by far-right Israeli groups in and around occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 15, 2021. [Mussa Qawasma/Reuters]

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Jerusalem has reported five people were injured during confrontations with Israeli forces in the vicinity of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.



Three were wounded with rubber bullets, one was physically beaten, and another was injured by a stun grenade fired by Israeli police.

The Red Crescent in Jerusalem has summoned all its employees and volunteers in anticipation of confrontations with the Israeli forces, and opened a field hospital at its headquarters in al-Sawwana neighbourhood to treat minor and moderate injuries.

At least 13 ambulances are on standby in occucpied East Jerusalem, in addition to three ambulance trailers within the Old City.



4 hours ago (14:36 GMT)

No access to Damascus Gate

Israeli forces have blocked access to the Damascus Gate and are pushing Palestinians away from the area, specifically targeting the youth who are often pushed to the ground and chased out of the vicinity.

People can neither enter or exit the Damascus Gate, one of the openings into the Old City.



In one instance, the police attempted to make a shop owner close his store. Other vendors in the area have emptied their stalls.

“I had to shut down my bread stall because of the trouble,” Abu Rafiq told Al Jazeera.

Abu Rafiq, a bread seller, had to empty his stall due to the tensions surrounding Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem [Ibrahim Husseini/Al Jazeera]



4 hours ago (14:18 GMT)

‘Major provocation’

Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker said the settler march will not enter through the Damascus Gate. The area is “the heart of occupied East Jerusalem where Palestinians usually gather,” she said, speaking from the site. The march will begin within the Damascus Gate plaza, where the “Flag Parade” will take place for about 40 minutes, she explained.





But unlike previous years, the Gate has been locked, meaning that the march will not enter the Muslim Quarter in the Old City.

Instead, the march will have to “leave back up the stairs and move outside the walls of the Old City into Jaffa Gate and go in that way,” Dekker said.



“Palestinians will tell you this [march] is a major provocation,” full of “racist slogans against the Palestinians,” she added.

“These are far-right Jewish settlers celebrating the occupation of east Jerusalem, and that is something that is incredibly inciteful.”



5 hours ago (12:56 GMT)

Israeli forces close off streets leading to Damascus Gate

Israeli forces closed off roads leading to Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem, as others forced Palestinians on the steps of the gate leading into the Old City to leave.



Videos shared on social media showed Israeli police forces setting up metal barricades, blocking off all the paths to the gate.





Translation: Israeli forces close streets leading to Damascus Gate and prevent Jerusalemites from reaching it in preparation for the settlers’ ‘Flags March’. 



6 hours ago (12:49 GMT)

Palestinians attacked by Israeli forces

Israeli special forces troops have attacked young Palestinian men in the Damascus Gate plaza.

Nearby, an old Palestinian man on crutches and an elderly woman were also roughed up by police.

A video shared on social media showed several Israeli policemen beating up a Palestinian man near Damascus Gate, as they dragged him down a flight of steps.





Translation: Damascus Gate. Five policemen! Why?

Fatima Khader, 62, from the Old City, denounced the confiscation of her home by Israeli settlers, and the jailing of her children.

“My house was taken by the Israelis. I was assaulted by Israelis,” she told Al Jazeera. “There is no international law to protect us – what law is this? I am old, they took my children and put them in prison.”

Fatima Khader says she was assaulted by Israeli police in the past [Al Jazeera]



6 hours ago (12:41 GMT)

Palestinians launch incendiary balloons into Israel over march



Palestinian activists launched incendiary balloons and kites from the Gaza Strip towards areas in southern Israel.

“The kites are in response to the provocative flag march in East Jerusalem on Tuesday,” a Palestinian activist who identified himself 

as Abu Houzayfa told Anadolu Agency.



The incendiary balloons or kites contain flammable material or oil-soaked rags that may ignite fires once they land on crops.

The Israeli fire brigade said the balloons caused at least 20 blazes in fields in the Israeli towns surrounding the Gaza Strip.



Masked Palestinian supporters of the Al-Nasir Salah Al-Din Brigades prepare incendiary balloons east of Gaza city, to launch across the fence towards Israel on June 15, 2021 [Ashraf Amra/Al Jazeera]



6 hours ago (12:32 GMT)

Israeli police seal off Damascus Gate

Palestinian media reported that Israeli police forces prevented Palestinians from reaching Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Videos posted on social media showed Israeli police installing metal barricades as Palestinians were blocked from going through the barriers.





Translation: Israeli forces prevent Palestinians from reaching Damascus Gate. 



6 hours ago (12:22 GMT)

‘Clear provocation’, says Israeli councillor

Laura Wharton, councilwoman in the Jerusalem City Council, told the Associated Press that she considered the planned march “completely ridiculous”.

“It’s a clear provocation of extreme right-wingers who are dissatisfied with the government, dissatisfied with a lot of things, and are going to vent their frustrations on the residents of the Old City,” said Wharton.

The march poses an early test for Israel’s fragile new government, which was sworn in on Sunday and includes parties from across the political spectrum.

Cancelling the march would have opened Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other right-wing members of the coalition to intense criticism from the Israeli right-wing who would view it as a capitulation to Hamas.



6 hours ago (12:15 GMT)

Iron Dome system readied in Israel’s south

The Iron Dome missile system batteries could be seen in Israel’s south, as the army deployed them amid heightened tensions with Palestinians in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

The decision by Israel’s new government to grant approval for the contentious parade by Israeli nationalists through Palestinian areas around Jerusalem’s Old City raises the possibility of renewed confrontations just weeks after an 11-day assault on Gaza by Israel.

undefinedIsraeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept rockets fired from Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel on May 11 [File: Ariel Schalit/AP]



6 hours ago (11:57 GMT)

‘Palestinians terrified of losing their homes’



Hussein Nasser Eddin, 35, from Shuafat in occupied East Jerusalem said there could be major problems if more people congregate at Damascus Gate to confront the Israel marchers.

But he said lots of police are present so they will prevent people from arriving. Most of the problems will be in the Old City, the logistics officer with local media suggested.

“Palestinians are very angry. People are terrified of losing their homes with the forced expulsions and demolitions,” Eddin told Al Jazeera.

Khalid Alian, 26, from Jabal al-Mukaber also denounced Israeli settlers for forcing Palestinians out of their homes.

“This is our land and the settlers are taking our land and taking our future and dreams away. Eight of my friends were killed by Israeli soldiers. If you had documents proving ownership of your land, how would you feel if you were thrown out to make way for settlers?” he asked.





7 hours ago (11:42 GMT)

Israel deploys thousands of extra police ahead of march

Israeli police said it will deploy 2,000 forces to provide protection for participants in the planned “flag march” across occupied East Jerusalem. According to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, the police forces will be deployed in the vicinity of the routes that the participants will take during the march.



The broadcaster said Israeli police also decided to reinforce their presence in the mixed cities inside Israel in anticipation of violence.





7 hours ago (11:36 GMT)

‘All options on the table’, warns Hamas

When the march was originally announced for last week, senior Hamas official Khalil Hayya warned it could lead to a return to violence that killed more than 256 people in Gaza and 11 in Israel last month. Hamas spokesman Mohammed Hamadeh said mediators had been in contact with Palestinian armed groups in recent days to appeal to them “not to engage in a military escalation on the basis of the march”.

“All options remain on the table, however,” said Hamadeh.

Last month’s escalation began after several violent raids into the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and the Al Aqsa Mosque compound were carried out by Israeli forces. This led to Hamas issuing a deadline for Israel to remove its forces from these areas, and then fired a salvo of rockets at Israel when the ultimatum went unheeded. This in turn led to Israel to launch its offensive on the Gaza Strip.



7 hours ago (11:30 GMT)

Israeli settlers begin to gather for nationalist march



Israeli settlers began arriving midday while being escorted by plainclothes police. Heavily armed paramilitary border police and other forces patrolled the streets of the city, set up checkpoints, and blocked off roads throughout East Jerusalem. Iron barriers were placed outside the entrance to Damascus Gate, where Palestinians said they would gather to confront the Israelis. 



Young Palestinian men stood on street corners watching, and Palestinian shop owners started to close their businesses. Anti-march protests were expected against the march after midday prayers.

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound since morning to prevent settlers from trying to enter. Busloads came from inside Israel. Activists say if the Israeli settlers stay away from 

the compound the clashes will be less intense. Groups of young boys chanted slogans and refused to move away as police stood nearby.
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#53
WE WILL FOCUS ON THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE 
TO THE ZIONIST ISRAELI ATTEMPT TO ATTACK,
TAKEOVER AND DEMOLISH AL AQSA  

AL QASSAM SPOKESMAN DELIVERS TELEVISED EID ADDRESS 
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210514-al-qassam-spokesman-delivers-televised-eid-address

Abu Obayda, the spokesman for Hamas' armed wing the Ezzedine alQassam Brigades, yesterday delivered a televised address to mark the occasion of Eid al Fitr.


After extending best wishes to people Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine, he appraised the ongoing confrontation with Israel. "This battle has come to affirm that Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestine that was occupied in 1948 are all one body, one people, one destiny  and one resistance."

As for our message "to the criminal and cowardly enemy," Abu Obayda said:  "The entire world has seen your failure and your shame. What an alleged state that claims to be the primary power in the region while it directs its rage and rockets of malice toward safe apartments, civilian residential towers and public institutions and targets children, women and civilian facilities to take pride in the amount of destruction and fire power."

With regard to the Ezzedine alQassam Brigades, the spokesman said, "When it comes to responding to your aggression and rising in support of our holy places and our folks, there are no red lines and no sacred engagement rules and no complex calculations."

He assured the Palestinian masses and their supporters everywhere that:

"This weak entity can be defeated. It will surely be defeated and certainly be buried. Because it is an entity based on cheating, on falsehood, on injustice and on aggression. All you need do is rally around your cause and your resistance and rise to rescue the Mosque to which your Prophet, peace be upon him, was taken on a night journey."

A translation of the full address is as follows:

Praise be to Allah who provides the Mujahideen with victory; who humiliates the tyrants; and peace and prayers be upon the Prophet, the Mujahid and the Witness, upon his kin and companions, and upon those who hoist his flag until the Day of Judgement.

Happy Eid to our people and our Islamic Ummah, may it come again every year while we enjoy good life, victory and empowerment.

On the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr, an Eid that comes back to the land of Palestine when it has drawn its map with the noble blood of martyrs and the offerings of the resistance that knows no limits, we wish the best for our people in Gaza that performs jihad, in the valiant West Bank, in the blessed Jerusalem and in the whole of Palestine. We wish the families of our martyrs the best, we wish them honour and loftiness. We wish our wounded and our captives and their families the best, we wish them pride and dignity. We wish our lofty resistance the best, we wish it victory and glory.

O masses of our great people everywhere. O our Arab and Islamic Ummah, our people's battle with the foul enemy has been going on since it set foot on this land. Jerusalem has always been the focal point of the conflict and the icon of uprisings and the trigger of revolutions.

Today we are waging one of these battles, the Sword of Jerusalem Battle, which came in order to complement our people's uprising in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa and in support of Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, which is threatened with eviction and Judaization, and in response to the cries of our people in the arenas and squares of the Holy City. Any price we pay, and will pay, is a sacrifice for Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem. For our existence has no meaning if we do not mobilise for Al-Aqsa rush in support for Jerusalem.

Our weapons and our accumulation of power, and our preparations over many years has only been for our land and for defending our people and our holy places. This battle has come to affirm that Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem and Palestine that was occupied in 1948 are all one body, one people, one destiny and one resistance. Therefore, it is not strange that a group of Al-Qassam heroes and pious men are martyred, foremost among them the great commander Bassim Eissa (Abu Imad), who spent his life as a solid tenacious mujahid in these blessed brigades until he met his Lord as a martyr yesterday morning with a group of great Al-Qassam engineers and heroes of military industry who have a clear thumb print and present hand in everything Al-Qassam Brigades possess and what it is offering today in the fields of Jihad and resistance. Congratulations to them for gaining martyrdom in the most honourable of battles and locations and in the best of times and in the holiest of lands and dearest of places.

Our pain over losing these honourable men is equal to our pride in paying every price and offering everything, expensive or otherwise, for the sake of our Jerusalem, our Aqsa, and the dignity of our people. The battle is worth the sacrifices and the objective is dear and the dowry is huge.

Greetings to the martyrs of The Sword of Jerusalem operation, of commanders and soldiers and of all the sons of our heroic people, who rallied around their Al-Aqsa and their resistance and they knew that the price would be paid in blood, souls, wealth, children and buildings.

Our people … our folks What distinguishes this battle is the unity of our people in all arenas and their engagement with the occupation at different levels depending on the circumstances in the field. For our people do not agree on anything as they do on the Jewel of the Crown, their sacred capital, and do not rally around something as they do around the option of resistance in dealing with this arrogant enemy. Greetings to our revolting people in Jerusalem, the West Bank and in Palestine that was occupied in 1948 who are the first line of defence for Al-Aqsa and the holy places and are at the immediate frontline with this enemy. So, proceed O our people the Bank of the Free (West Bank), in the holy city and in the cities and villages of the 1948. Leap over your enemy from where he does not expect. Rise to battle in every field. Know that you'll find Al-Qassam Brigades and resistance as you best expect, and in the field ahead of you and as a support right behind you. Our weapon is your weapon, our blood is you blood and our fate is your fate.

O sons of our steadfast and patient people! You have seen during the past few days some of what we have prepared and accumulated over many years during which we never ceased, not for an hour, to prepare for blitzing the castles and quarters of the enemy. Behind every one of your cheers of Allah-o-Akbar, in jubilation over our flying rocket in the skies of Palestine, there were hours, days and months of mighty efforts and constant work, as well as martyrs, casualties and sacrifices.

We would like to reassure you that we have more and in our pouch; there is plenty that will delight you and make you raise you heads high and make you proud in front of the world of your resistance and its men, its martyrs and its heroes. As for our message to the criminal and cowardly enemy, we give you the glad tidings. The entire world has seen your failure and your shame. What an alleged state that claims to be the primary power in the region while it directs its rage and rockets of malice toward safe apartments, civilian residential towers and public institutions and targets children, women and civilian facilities to take pride in the amount of destruction and fire power. Such cowardly exhibition did not conceal from the world's view the truth about your brittle entity as it ached under our rocket strikes that are unprecedented in the history of the conflict with you since you stole our land in 1948. Despite the huge disparity in power between us and you in terms of military capabilities, we have, with Allah's help, directed huge rocket strikes, which no state has dared, since the Nakba, direct toward you. The decision to strike Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Dimona, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Beersheba, and what's before them and after them of our occupied cities, is easier for us than a drink of water if our Al-Aqsa is desecrated and our dignity  is violated.

When it comes to responding to your aggression and rising in support of our holy places and our folks, there are no red lines and no sacred engagement rules and no complex calculations.

Our strikes will be ready whenever you resume aggression or go further in it. You, stupid ones, have possessed the technology, the missiles and the planes. But you have not been able to decipher (the mystery about) this great people and this valiant resistance. Have [your] assassinations ever frightened us? Or have you ever seen a Palestinian child fearing your tyranny? And have you ever been able to stop our resistance through siege or destruction? Deploy as much as you wish of forces and mobilise all your mounting troops and infantry, from the sea, from the air and from the ground. We have prepared for you types of death that will make you curse yourselves. You will not see from us weakness or fear or retreat. You'll get nothing from us but the sword and the fire. History and the present are best witnesses. The future will be the decisive moment and the proof, with the help of Allah the Almighty.

O masses of our people and sons of our Ummah!

This weak entity can be defeated. It will surely be defeated and certainly be buried. Because it is an entity based on cheating, on falsehood, on injustice and on aggression. All you need do is rally around your cause and your resistance and rise to rescue the [Al Aqsa] Mosque to which your Prophet, peace be upon him, was taken on a night journey. And to rise in unison to lay siege on this enemy in all arenas and strike it with all means and resist with all available methods and tools.

In conclusion, greetings to the noble martyrs of The Sword of Jerusalem Operation. We pledge to them that we shall continue along the path they started. Greetings to the wounded, to the casualties and to those who hurt. The biggest greeting goes to our proud people in Gaza who are not content with other than glory, honour and coming first in defence of the land the Al-Aqsa, and who always lead with the flag in hand in all the battles and pay the cost on behalf of an entire Ummah.

Freedom for those who are in captivity whose predicament will soon come to an end, God willing. 

Greetings to our people in exile and in the diaspora who will, God willing, return once the entity of injustice is destroyed.

Greetings to all the free and honourable people around the world who support our cause and aid our resistance.

Victory is only given by Allah the Almighty.

It is a jihad that leads to either victory or martyrdom.

And peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings.


NETANYAHU GOT A GREEN SIGNAL TO BUILD THE 3RD TEMPLE AND REVIVE HISTORY 
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#54
THIS TIME IT’s DIFFERENT 
https://electronicintifada.net/content/t...rent/33006

As I write, the building I live in here in Gaza is shaking continuously. Above us, Israeli F-16 warplanes pummel us with a seemingly endless barrage of bombs. I am writing amid a rapid flow of developing events, so it is certain that by the time this is published, many things may have changed, but I am trying to highlight the general features of this current round of escalation in Palestine.

The escalation began in Jerusalem during the month of Ramadan, in a series of provocations carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities.

The first in this series was the decision to prevent Palestinians from gathering at Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate) in Jerusalem in late April. This sparked a series of protests which eventually forced Israel to rescind the order.

Another – ongoing – provocation, which drew some international attention, is the expulsion orders pending against Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah that Israeli courts have granted to Israeli settlers.

A third Israeli provocation was the storming of al-Aqsa mosque during prayers on the morning of Friday, 7 May. Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets onto worshippers, resulting in over 200 injuries.

In a fourth provocation, settlers announced that on 10 May they would march through Jerusalem to celebrate what they term Jerusalem Day. The intention  was to march near al-Aqsa mosque.

This march escalated into a fifth provocation on the morning of 10 May as, for the second time in a week, Israeli forces stormed al-Aqsa, attacking worshippers praying inside and ransacking the sacred site. More than 300 Palestinians were injured.

A wave of anger These provocations persisted throughout Ramadan, and caused  a wave of anger to sweep through Palestinians across their homeland. Protests broke out in Haifa, Jaffa, Ramallah and Gaza. In Gaza, demonstrators called on the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, to intervene. Palestinians in Gaza strongly supported the need for a swift response by resistance factions to retaliate for the violations in Jerusalem.

I read what seemed like hundreds of messages from activists on social media asking Hamas why they were late in retaliating. Taxi drivers and shopkeepers, ordinary folks on the street: Everyone was posing the same question. Eventually, Qassam issued a warning that Israeli troops had two hours to evacuate al-Aqsa, lift the siege of the murabitoun – the faithful who remain at the site around the clock in order to protect it with their presence – and release all prisoners.

As the deadline expired, and Israel failed to respond, Qassam fired a burst of rockets towards Jerusalem. The Israeli military responded by bombarding the city of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. Nine people, including three children, were killed there as they were preparing to break their fasts. Gaza freedom fighters kept retaliating and Israel expanded its bombardments to include residential homes. The Israeli air force destroyed several residential towers that also accommodated dozens of media offices and commercial establishments. Israel also attacked police offices and several government buildings, all civilian targets.

Why it’s different

The current escalation is distinguished by the fact that the Palestinian people demanded a response to the practices of the Israeli occupation. Hamas, in responding, is being considered heroic. There is no public judgment or denunciation of Hamas’ decision to act, even when citizens are paying the harshest price of Israeli aggression, losing their loved ones and their homes.

It is clear in Gaza that Palestinians remain firm in their belief in resistance as the pathway to liberation from occupation. This round of fighting is also significant because it came as a response to continuous violations in Jerusalem. All previous rounds of Hamas escalation have been provoked by Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. Thus, when Jerusalem called for Gaza’s aid, and Gaza rose to defend Jerusalem, this amplified the burgeoning sense of Palestinian national unity and liberated the Palestinian resistance from its isolation in Gaza.

Whether in Gaza or anywhere else in Palestine, Palestinians struggle against the occupation, whose attacks and violations affect them everywhere. This escalation has also been characterized by an increasingly defiant spirit within  the resistance factions. The cancelation of the “Jerusalem Day” march was an early victory. The reality of suffering and tragedy is always present in Israeli aggressions on Gaza. Still, this time, the escalation feels meaningful, it feels heroic.

People across Palestine desperately needed someone to make them feel supported and defended. Palestinians need to feel they are not paying the  price alone. It is therefore hugely significant that resistance has exploded  across historic Palestine. Israel has been committed to destroying the Palestinian identity, especially in deliberately economically deprived cities, towns and villages inside the 1948 boundaries – the areas where the state of Israel was declared that year, during the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Mass protests in those areas, the torching of police stations and the replacement of Israeli flags with Palestinian flags, all seem like a new revival of the Palestinian spirit. Palestinians are still deeply rooted in their land, clinging to their identity, their deep sense of unity is more significant than any factors that may divide, and their ability to survive Israel’s terror and crimes never ceases to amaze.

Israel has a powerful arsenal of missiles, and in an attempt to recover lost dignity in the face of Palestinian resistance, Israel continues to commit crimes against civilians in Gaza. Yet, Israeli power does not ensure legitimacy or stability. The Zionist project in Palestine is alien to this land, and all efforts to neutralize or eject the Palestinian presence have failed for more than 70 years. The Palestinian people may weaken, but they will not die. They have the will to fight until the end and certain victory.

Ahmed Abu Artema is a writer who lives in Gaza and a researcher at the Center for Political and Development Studies.
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TURKEY MUST LEAD A MUSLIM PROTECTION FORCE TO PROTECT AL AQSA, PALESTINE  
Zaid Hamid


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THE WAR CRIMES BEING COMMITTED BY THE ZIONIST ARMED FORCES AND SETTLERS  DAILY AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS AND WHITEWASHED  BY THE MSM NEED TO BE CONDEMNED AND HALTED. IF THIS WAS TAKING PLACE AGAINST EUROPEANS OR AMERICANS IT WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED FOR A DAY. 

THE ZIONISTS AND THEIR ALLIES NEED TO BE WARNED THAT A DAY WILL COME SOON WHEN THEY WILL BE HELD TO ACCOUNT. WHAT GOES UP WILL COME DOWN.  
  

AMNESTY HIGHLIGHTS ISRAELI FAR RIGHT 
'TONIGHT WE ARE NOT JEWS, WE ARE NAZIS' COMMENT 
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/202106...is-comment

Israeli far-right supremacists shared selfies posing with guns and messages such as "Tonight we are not Jews, we are Nazis" during the occupation state's recent crackdown on protestors, a new report by Amnesty International has confirmed. The brutal clampdown followed an unprecedented show of solidarity by Palestinian citizens of Israel, who staged a general strike in protest at Israel's 
11 day onslaught against the Gaza Strip which killed more than 250 people, including women and children.


The report investigated the conduct of Israeli police during May and June's crackdown on Palestinians. It found that a catalogue of violations were committed by security officials against Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, including the use of unlawful force against peaceful protesters, sweeping mass arrests and subjecting detainees to torture and other ill-treatment.



The human rights group verified 45 videos and other digital media to document more than 20 cases of Israeli police violations between 9 May and 12 June. Hundreds of Palestinians were injured in the crackdown and a 17-year-old boy was shot dead.



Highlighting the systematic police brutality, the findings are as damning as they are deeply worrying. Israeli police actions were not only repressive, but were 
also discriminatory, targeting Palestinians disproportionately. The report found that Israeli officials failed to protect Palestinian citizens of Israel from premeditated attacks by groups of armed Jewish supremacists, even when plans were publicised in advance and police knew or should have known of them.



By 10 June, Israeli police had arrested over 2,150 people. More than 90 per-cent were Palestinian citizens of Israel or residents of East Jerusalem. The report found that most Palestinians were detained for offences such as "insulting or assaulting a police officer" or "taking part in an illegal gathering" rather than for violent attacks on people or property.


On top of the brutal crackdown, Israeli police also failed to protect Palestinians from Jewish supremacists who had organised attacks and publicised their plans in advance. Amnesty verified 29 text and audio messages on open Telegram channels and WhatsApp revealing how the apps were used to recruit armed men and organise attacks on Palestinians in cities such as Haifa, Acre, Nazareth and Lod between 10 and 21 May.



Arab-Israeli MKs and civic leaders call on international community to act



The rights groups paints a shocking picture of the hateful communal violence targeting Palestinians. Amnesty found that messages included instructions on where and when to gather, types of weaponry to use and even what clothing to wear to avoid confusing Jews of Middle Eastern heritage with Palestinian Arabs. It was then that group members shared selfies posing with guns
and messages such as "Tonight we are not Jews, we are Nazis".


Elected parliamentarians joined the wave of hate which was described at the time as "pogroms". According to Amnesty on 12 May, hundreds of Jewish supremacists gathered on the Bat Yam Promenade in central Israel, in response to messages received from the political party Jewish Power and other groups. Verified video footage shows scores of activists attacking Arab-owned businesses and encouraging attackers.


The report also documented torture carried out by Israeli security forces. One example cited in the report involved torture at the Russian Compound (Moskobiya) police station in Nazareth on 12 May. An eyewitness is reported as saying that they saw Special Forces beating a group of at least eight bound detainees who had been arrested at a protest.


"It was like a brutal prisoner-of-war camp," said the witness. "The officers were hitting the young men with broomsticks and kicking them with steel-capped boots. Four of them had to be taken away by ambulance, and one had a broken arm."


Amnesty is calling on the UN Human Rights Council's recently-announced Commission of Inquiry to investigate the alarming pattern of violations by Israeli police.
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2022 PART 1 2 3












AL QUDS AND END OF TIME
Ep No 14
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WHY IS UKRAINIAN AND PALESTINIAN REISTANCE TREATED DIFFERENTLY ?

The Stream




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AS AL AQSA AND AL QUDS IS AT THE HEART OF THE ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFLICT THERE IS A NEED TO FOCUS ON THIS FLASHPOINT AS IT HAS ERUPTED AGAIN. THIS YEAR RAMADAN, PASSOVER AND EASTER COINCIDE AND CONVERGE. THIS SHOULD NOT BE A SECURITY CONCERN BUT OPPORTUNITY FOR MUTUAL RESPECT AND RECONCILIATION AMONGST THE ABRAHAMIC FAITHS. HOWEVER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO ANALYSE AND DECONSTRUCT  JEWISH ZIONIST EXTREMISM AND THE COLLUSION OF THE ZIONIST ISRAELI STATE FOR THE CURRENT UNREST.

THE PROBLEM IS THE OCCUPATION AND THE OPPRESSIVE PRACTICES OF THE ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES. UNTIL AND UNLESS THIS UMBRELLA IS REMOVED THE TENSION AND VIOLENCE WILL CONTINUE. ALSO  RESEARCH HAS LANDED ON MY DESK FOR A WHILE ABOUT AN ESCATOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION THAT THE ZIONIST ENTITY WILL NOT ONLY COLLAPSE BUT BE ERASED FROM HISTORY AS A FOOTNOTE. YES IT MAY SOUND CRAZY BUT HEY GUYS THAT IS WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR REAL THINKTANKS LIKE THIS ONE WHICH ARE PREPARED TO DISCUSS IDEAS AHEAD OF THEIR TIME. WATCH THIS SPACE.

 


BENNETT GOVERNMENT UNDER THREAT?
STORM OVER VIOLENCE AT AL AQSA MOSQUE 




ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HEADED FOR COLLAPSE?




HOW SHOULD LEADERS RESPOND TO RISING TENSION OVER AL AQSA ?

Inside Story










AL AQSA ATTACK

https://www.dawn.com/news/1685584/al-aqsa-attack




THE appalling Israeli raid on the Al Aqsa mosque premises on Friday morning deserves to be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Disturbing videos of the incident show Israeli security men inside the prayer halls of the sacred sanctuary, as worshippers try to protect themselves from the onslaught. Over 150 Palestinians were reportedly injured in the violence. This grim incident seems to be a repeat of the events of May 2021, when the Israelis stormed the mosque also during the holy month of Ramazan. Unfortunately, desecration of the mosque by Israeli security men and rabidly anti-Arab Zionists seems to have become a recurring feature. The latest raid comes amidst an uptick in deadly violence in the occupied territories, particularly the West Bank. Though the Israelis say they moved in to prevent Palestinians throwing stones at a Jewish holy site, tension at the site had been brewing for a while as extremist Jewish groups had been calling for raiding of the mosque during Passover.


The imam of Al Aqsa has described the brutal Israeli raid as a “premeditated and orchestrated attack” while the Palestinian presidency has termed it a “declaration of war”. Of course, passions around the sacred site should not be underestimated, because it was a provocative visit by late Israeli leader Ariel Sharon in 2000 that sparked the second Intifada. The main problem appears to be hard-line Jewish groups that stage aggressive visits to the holy sanctuary, especially during sensitive religious periods. Often shouting inflammatory anti-Muslim and anti-Arab slogans, the extremists are accompanied by Israeli police, and if the Palestinians react to the incitement, violence is the natural outcome. What creates an absolutely explosive situation is that many of these groups — with a number of them having supporters within the Israeli government — call for the destruction of Al Aqsa and the building of the ‘Third Temple’. These extremists must be reined in and official Israeli patronage of the provocative raids must end to prevent triggering a new cycle of violence.
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JORDAN HOSTS MEETING ON AL AQSA TENSIONS




ISRAELI FORCES ATTACK WORSHIPPERS IN AL AQSA RAID


PALESTINIANS FORCED OUT OF AL AQSA FOR PASSOVER

TENSIONS FLARE AS ISRAELI POLICE ENTER AL AQSA AGAIN



WHY IS UKRAINIAN AND PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE TREATED DIFFERENTLY?
The Stream




PRC STATEMENT ON ISRAELI SETTLER INTRUSIONS OF AL AQSA MOSQUE RAMADAN 2022 







AL AQSA MOSQUE UNDER 'MOST BRUTAL EVER ATTACKS'
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/202204...er-attacks


TIMELINE : Al-AQSA RAIDS, CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/20...on-al-aqsa



A fire break out in a tree in the courtyard of the Masjid al-Aqsa, as the Israeli police intervene against the Palestinians in East Jerusalem on April 22, 2022 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Speakers at an Al-Quds Day event sponsored by Iran said on Tuesday that Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque are currently subject to "the most brutal ever attacks" by the Israeli occupation authorities, Al-Sabeel has reported.

"The Israeli attacks carried out against Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan reiterate the plans of the Israeli occupation to impose its control over the Islamic holy site," said the Grand Imam of Al-Aqsa, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri. The veteran scholar criticised the Arab countries which "are busy normalising their ties with the Israeli occupation state while it is attacking their third holiest place – Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem."

Over 150 Palestinians injured as Israeli police storm Al-Aqsa – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/Middle East Monitor].Muslim Scholar Sheikh Issa Qasem from Bahrain also lamented the normalisation with Israel by Arab states which "undermines Arabic and Islamic identity," especially given the spiritual symbolism of Al-Aqsa for Muslims.

"The [normalisation] Arab rulers have conceded Jerusalem and Palestine for a cheap price, sitting on their thrones," said the Sunni Mufti in Iraq, Sheikh Mahdi Sameedi. "Muslim scholars must stand up and carry out their job and remind the rulers that they have to protect Jerusalem and seek the liberation of Palestine."

With Al-Quds — Jerusalem — as the focus, several other speakers focused their comments on the status of the city.   "Jerusalem," insisted the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the city, Archbishop Atallah Hanna, "has been, is and will continue to be Palestinian and belong to its real owners. All colonial measures imposed by Israel are illegal and illegitimate."

The leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad Al-Nakhala, said: "The Palestinians are standing up today to say that Jerusalem is ours. Our fighters are spread all around the area of Palestine. They will not retreat before achieving victory."

Ahmed Fuad, the Secretary General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, used his speech to pay tribute to the resilience of the people of occupied Palestine. "The Palestinian people do not know despair," he told the audience. "They will not stop, no matter what the cost."



JERUSALEM HAS BECOME AN ISRAELI MILITARY BASE, SHEIKH SABRI WARNS 
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/202204...bri-warns/


Israeli occupation forces have turned Jerusalem into a military base to choke Al-Aqsa Mosque, Grand Imam, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, said yesterday."Israeli measures in Jerusalem and against Al-Aqsa Mosque reiterate the Zionist plans to dominate the holy city," Sheikh Sabri said."Israeli raids of Al Aqsa Mosque are carried out under protection provided by the occupation authorities," he said, adding that settlers would "not dare to raid Al-Aqsa Mosque without protection. This is a proof that they are aggressors and Al-Aqsa is not theirs." More than 600 Palestinians have been arrested from Al-Aqsa Mosque and more than 500 injured over the past few weeks.

Sheikh Sabri called for all Arab and Muslim countries to exert as much political and diplomatic efforts to press the occupation to backtrack from its aggression on Jerusalem, Jerusalemites and Al-Aqsa Mosque. He said that Jerusalemites are fighting the occupation on behalf of the whole Ummah, but stressed: "This does not exempt all Muslims from carrying out the defence duty."




ZIONISTS CONTINUE ATTACKS AGAINST PALESTINIANS AT
AL AQSA MOSQUE AND THE WEST BANK

Ayman Ahmed
Ramadan 30, 1443
https://crescent.icit-digital.org/articl...-west-bank


Being a Palestinian is not easy these days. It has never been. Living under zionist occupation for decades, Palestinians who leave their home do not know whether they would make it back alive to their loved ones. There is no safety inside their homes either. Heavily-armed zionist occupation troops raid their homes anytime of the day or night—usually night—like wild hyenas hunting in the middle of the night.

Zionist brutalities against Palestinians are nothing new. They have gone on for so long that they are considered routine. When the zionists—soldiers and settlers, in reality illegal squatters from Europe and North America—kill Palestinians, this is treated with a hardly repressed yawn in the west.

After all, what is new about the zionists’ killing of Palestinians? They have called Palestinians ‘cockroaches’ and the current Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett has openly admitted “that I have killed a lot of Arabs in my life and there is no problem with that”. Such racism would be hard to find elsewhere; only the zionists can say—and do—such things and get away with it. The just-concluded month of Ramadan (April 2 – May 1) once again provided ample proof of the zionist mindset of criminality and their enablers and apologists in the west. On April 15, zionist occupation forces stormed Masjid al Aqsa in Al-Quds (aka Jerusalem).

They attacked worshippers inside the mosque. It was Friday, a special day of prayers in the week, and in the month of Ramadan, when a very large number of people attend prayers. More than 150 worshippers were injuredother parts of the West Bank, especially in Jenin that has emerged as a focal point of resistance. Attacks on Palestinian worshippers continued throughout the month of Ramadan. Why are the zionists targeting Masjid al Aqsa, the first Qibla and the third holiest site in Islam? They know that the Palestinians would defend the holy sanctuary with their lives. They have repeatedly done so despite the overwhelming odds they face against the heavily-armed zionists. Last month was not the first time that the zionists barged into the holy sanctuary with their filthy boots and guns. In Ramadan 2021, too, they repeatedly attacked the Aqsa compound. This was followed by illegal zionist squatters marching through the streets of al-Quds-Jerusalem shouting racist chants of “Death to Arabs” and “may your village burn”.

Last year’s illegal zionist intrusion into the Aqsa compound led to the Islamic resistance movement Hamas warning the zionists to desist from such provocations. In their customary arrogance, the zionists ignored these warnings. Instead, they launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad retaliated against the occupiers. Even though the zionist war on Gaza lasted 11 days (May 10-21, 2021), the Israeli occupation army did not dare invade the besieged strip with ground troops fearing it will suffer heavy casualties.

The zionists’ indiscriminate bombing of apartment buildings, schools and hospitals last year killed more than 280 civilians among them 66 children and 43 women. This is what the zionists are good at. They had the full backing of the western regimes that always parrot the line that ‘Israel has the right to defend itself’. Don’t the Palestinians have the same right to defend themselves? Western racism is legendary.

While last month’s incursions into Masjid al Aqsa by the zionist occupiers may have been motivated by the illegal settlers’ desire to carry out their ritual slaughter during Jewish Passover holiday on the grounds of the holy sanctuary, there is a long-term plan for such vandalism. It is part of their attempt to take control, through creeping acts of annexation, of the holy sanctuary.

We must recall that the provocative barging onto the holy sanctuary by Arial Sharon in September 2000 provided the spark for the second Intifadah that lasted until 2005. Sharon was rightly called the ‘Butcher of Beirut’ for his role in facilitating the massacre of more than 2,000 Palestinian civilians in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in September 1982.

Israeli attacks on worshippers in Al-Aqsa may spark a third Intifadah. This time, it will be much more deadly and will certainly include Palestinians inside what is referred to as the ‘Green line’. True, the hapless Palestinians are no match for the heavily-armed zionist thugs but their anger is likely to boil over because of incessant zionist crimes.

The question that must be asked is, why are the zionists so hell-bent on taking full control of Al-Quds (Jerusalem)? It is clear that they feel their colonial-settler project is incomplete without fully occupying Al-Quds. This also explains their brutal campaign to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah and other parts of Al-Quds to complete their occupation of the holy sanctuary and city.

While Arabian regimes are rushing to embrace the zionists, Muslims worldwide must rise up against the criminal regime that has illegally occupied Palestine. Only a concerted campaign of solidarity with the Palestinian people coupled with boycott of Israeli goods and activities will pile up pressure on the zionists.

The pariah state must be exposed for what it is: an apartheid regime. And it must not be allowed to succeed in its nefarious agenda of occupying al-Quds (Jerusalem) or any other part of Palestine.



Final Communique Adopted by the Open-ended Extraordinary Meeting Of the OIC Executive Committee at the Level of Permanent Representatives to Discuss the Ongoing Israeli Aggression against the Blessed Al-aqsa Mosque
OIC General Secretariat, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

24 Ramadan 1443h 25 April 2022

https://www.oic-oci.org/topic/t_id=34972&t_ref=23692&lan=en






The open-ended Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the level of Permanent Representatives, held on Monday 25 April 2022 to discuss the ongoing Israeli aggression against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, at the request of the Republic of Indonesia and in coordination and consultation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as current chair of the Islamic Summit and chair of the Executive Committee;


Proceeding from the principles and objectives of the charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the historical, moral and legal responsibility of the Islamic ummah and the obligation of full solidarity with Palestine and its people, Pursuant to the resolutions of the Islamic Summit affirming that the cause of Palestine at the core of which is Al-Quds Al-Shareef, is the raison d’etre of the OIC and that comprehensive and just peace can be achieved only with the ending of occupation and with independence of the State of Palestine with Al-Quds Al-Shareef as its capital,


Reaffirming all resolutions adopted by sessions of the OIC Islamic Summit, conferences and relevant extraordinary meetings, Recalling all relevant United Nations resolutions – 242 (1967), 252 (1973), 338 (1973), 465, 476 and 478 (1980), 1073 (1996) and the resolutions of the 10th emergency extraordinary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly 2/10 adopted on 24/2/1997 and 3/10 adopted on 15/7/1997 on the illegal Israeli practices in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and Security Council resolution 2334 (2016),


Reaffirming all relevant international resolutions, including the legal opinion of the International Court of Justice of 9 July 2004 and the Conferences of the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Geneva Convention to Enforce the Convention on the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including Jerusalem,


Rejecting all attempts by the occupation to change the historical and legal status of the occupied Al-Quds and condemning statements, positions and decisions aimed at changing the status of the occupied Al-Quds, Commending the resilience of the Palestinians and their legitimate and heroic struggle to defend their holy sites for the sake of their freedom and inalienable national rights,


Reiterating that all legal and administrative actions and measures taken by Israel, the illegal occupation authority, to impose its laws and administrative measures on the occupied Al-Quds are illegal, null, void and illegitimate, and calls on states, institutions, organizations and companies strictly not to recognize or deal in any form with these measures,


Reiterating the centrality of the cause of Palestine for the entire Islamic ummah at the core of which is Al-Quds Al-Shareef, and affirming the Arab and Islamic identity of the occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine and rejecting any form of prejudice thereto, Affirms that Al-Quds Al-Shareef and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s first qibla and third holiest mosque, is a red line for the Islamic ummah; that there can be no security and stability without its full liberation from occupation and return to its Palestinian people and Islamic
ummah; calls on Member States to make concerted and individual efforts and rally round and defend Al-Quds and its holy sites, and address Israel’s crimes, provide support for the Palestinian people and the wherewithal for their resilience in the face of barbaric Israeli attacks; and requests them to respect and implement the OIC resolutions on the Palestinian cause as the central cause of the Islamic ummah and raison d’etre of the OIC.


Condemns the criminal Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, particularly in Al-Quds
and rejects all illegal measures in the city aimed at enforcing Israeli colonial control on it and altering its historical and legal status, demographic composition and Arab and Islamic character; condemns the continuous cruel attack by the occupation army and extremists on worshipers in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Quds Al-Shareef Haram the Palestinian people, which have escalated in a dangerous manner in recent days in the blessed month of Ramadan and led to hundreds of innocent Muslims being injured and arrested, causing serious damage to the facilities of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in a repeated desecration of its sanctity and the religious rites of the worshipers, a serious provocation of Muslims’ sensibilities and continued violation against the Palestinians, Al-Quds and its holy sites, and holds Israel responsible for the fallouts of these escalations, rejects all illegal measures in the city, including attempts at temporal and spatial division of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Quds Al-Shareef Haram and demands their immediate stop; also affirms that there is no legal, religious or historical legitimacy for these dangerous steps that prejudice the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.


Reiterates the sovereignty of the State of Palestine over all Palestinian lands occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem and its borders with neighboring states and opposes any steps that can prejudice such; underscores its rejection and condemnation of any misleading designation of Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Quds Al-Shareef Haram; calls for refrain from using religious names on the Al-Aqsa that falsify the Mosque’s history and existing legal and historical status, affirming that such contributes to stoking and perpetuation of the conflict.


Supports the steadfastness and legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, notably their right to freedom and a sovereign independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the basis of the two-state solution, in accordance with international law, the Arab peace initiative and accredited international terms of reference. Calls on Israel to stop all escalations and aggression in the entire occupied Palestinian territory and to stop all actions that threaten security and peace and undermine the two-state solution and the chances of achieving just and comprehensive peace, which is the Arab and Islamic strategic choice and a regional and international necessity. Also calls for the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance to alleviate the plight of the Palestinians and strengthen their resilience.


Calls on all Member States and their permanent representatives at international organizations on the need to act and confront this escalation at all levels including by writing to the United Nations Secretary General and the Security Council about the illegal steps taken by Israel, the illegal occupation authority, to create a new reality in Al-Quds Al-Shareef and to divide the Mosque temporally and spatially, requesting them to assume their responsibility with this escalation.


Affirms its rejection of selective implementation of international law, including international human rights law and the continued exemption of the Palestinian people who have suffered more than fifty-five years of injustice under military occupation; stresses that the Palestinian people cannot be left to the mercy of harsh and illegal military occupation embodying all forms of violence, tyranny and racial segregation; and demands the application of all rights and protections which are guaranteed under international law and granted to all peoples of the world.


Emphasizes its absolute rejection of attempts at justifying ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and calls for an end to the exemption enjoyed by Israel, the colonial occupation authority, in relation to its obligations under international law and demands of the international community to subject Israel to accountability over all its crimes against the Palestinian people.


Emphasizes the role of the historical Hashemite custodianship of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for the protection of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Al-Quds and the existing historical and legal status in the city; also emphasizes the need to remove all restrictions encumbrances hampering the work of the Waqf Department in managing the affairs of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Quds Haram and to preserve its facilities.


Calls for more effective measures to overcome obstacles to the exercise by the Palestinian people of the right to self-determination, by ensuring provision of protection against the tyranny and aggression of the colonial occupation authorities and hold it accountable for its crimes, including racial segregation apartheid policies, and calls for intensified efforts to achieve a just solution based on law and international legitimacy and to end colonial occupation of the land of the State of Palestine.


Calls on the Member States and their permanent representatives at international forums to provide international protection for the Palestinian people and end their plight by halting the colonial Israeli occupation established on the land of the State of Palestine in defiance of all legal, moral and humanitarian principles and demands an end to the ongoing injustice that has deprived generations of Palestinians the enjoyment of their basic rights, including their right to self-determination and national independence.


Affirms the centrality of the role of the Al-Quds Committee under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohamed VI, King of the Kingdom of Morocco, in challenging the dangerous measures taken by the Israeli occupation authorities in Al-Quds Al-Shareef, and commends the role of Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency.


Calls on the international community to respect the United Nations resolutions on Al-Quds to intensify pressure on Israel to end its illegal occupation of the land of the State of Palestine occupied since 1967 and compel it to abide by the charter of the United Nations, the principles of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions on the Palestinian cause, including resolutions adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which affirmed that the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Quds Haram is an Islamic location for Muslim worship and integral part of the World Heritage Sites locations.


Affirms the need for Israel to respect the existing historical and legal status in the Al-Quds Haram and return to the pre-2000 condition in order to respect the fact that the 144 Dounem wide Al-Aqsa Mosque is the exclusive place of worship of Muslims, and that visits by non-Muslims to the place be organized by the Islamic waqf department under the Jordanian Ministry of Islamic Waqf and Holy Sites in its capacity as legal entity with exclusive prerogative to manage the Haram affairs and organize access to it.


Affirms that the time has come for the international community to assume its responsibilities towards fifty-five years of occupation by the colonial occupation authorities and stand up to this illegal system of continued aggression and colonialism at all levels by taking further serious measures and steps to ensure accountability for all violations perpetrated and to ensure justice for the long-suffering Palestinian people.


Requests the international community to compel Israel, the illegal occupation authority, to rescind its illegal decision to annex Al-Quds, and recalls the Islamic position calling for the deployment of all capabilities to confront this decision, and invites them to respect all relevant, United Nations resolutions, in particular Security Council resolutions 465 (1980) and 478 (1980).


Affirms that the road to realize peace and security in the Middle East regions starts with ending the Israeli occupation and the withdrawal of the occupation army and colonialists from the land of the State of Palestine, notably the City of Al-Quds, in implementation of relevant international resolutions. Welcomes the outcomes of the fourth meeting of the Arab ministerial committee tasked with international action to challenge the illegal Israeli actions and policies in the occupied Al-Quds, held in Amman on 21 April 2022.


Calls for intensified coordination and cooperation between the OIC and the League of Arab States, the United Nations and other relevant international organizations where Member States have representatives to respond to any step capable of prejudicing the legal and historical status of the City of Al-Quds.

Entrusts the Secretary General to follow up the developments in this regard and to convey the position of the OIC to international bodies and report thereon to the next session of the Council of Foreign Ministers.
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