Al-Qassam Brigade warns Israel against attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque

AA / Gaza

The “Ezzedin al-Qassam” brigade, the military wing of the Islamic resistance movement “Hamas”, warned Israel against “any attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque” following attempts by Israeli leaders to “provoke” the occupied city of Jerusalem. .

“The Al-Qassam Brigade and the leaders of the Palestinian Resistance are closely following what is happening in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. They are looking for provocations by the Israeli leadership and are concerned about any attacks on it. Al-Qassam Brigade spokesman Abu Obeda said in a statement posted on the website of the Hamas military wing.

He added that the brigade “salutes the Jerusalemites for their struggle and resistance against al-Aqsa and any other form of aggression.”

Earlier on Thursday, dozens of Israeli settlers raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by a large contingent of Israeli police.

Israeli police cracked down on dozens of Palestinians on Thursday, facing an Israeli lawmaker who attempted to enter the area of ​​the “Bab al-Amoud” (Damascus Gate) in central-occupied Jerusalem and leading to the arrest of 11 Jerusalemites. Proceeded.

Itamar Ben-Gawir, deputy of the right-wing Knesset (Israel’s parliament), earlier this Thursday tried to enter the area of ​​”Bab al-Amoud” in protest against a ban on “provocative” marches, known as the “March of the March”. where did it go. Flags”, at the initiative of far-right Zionist organizations in East Jerusalem, is scheduled for Thursday, but is stopped by Israeli police.

The Israeli security cabinet on Tuesday decided to postpone the organization of the “March of the Flags” for a week, without giving further details.

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For its part, Palestinian parties have warned against the passage of the “March of the Flags” by Bab al-Amoud and the consequences of this demonstration.

The march, during which several Israeli flags are hoisted, was supposed to coincide with the anniversary of the annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967 (according to the Hebrew calendar), but was postponed following Israel’s aggression against Gaza. . And in light of the dire tensions in East Jerusalem.

On Friday, May 21, an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire between Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip and Israel came into force, following an 11-day military offensive against the Hebrew state in the Palestinian enclave.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajar Chernis

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