Jerusalem Mufti Slams Israeli Settler Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque Complex

Photo: Reuters – Sheikh Mohamed Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, strongly criticized the invasion of thousands of Israeli settlers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

Reported from Anadolu, Monday (7/23/2018), It was delivered by Hussein in an official statement.

He said that if this continued it would cause the area to become a religious war.

“However, if this continues, the effort will drag the area into a religious war,” Sheikh Mohamed Hussein said.

Palestinians are very cautious in the face of efforts, which he says has the intention to trigger a new incident. “But our people defend Al-Aqsa and will continue to defend it,” he said.

As reported earlier, more than 1,000 Israeli settlers entered the compound on Sunday.

The Al-Aqsa complex, which includes the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, is a sacred site for Muslims and Jews.

Yehuda Glick, a member of the right-wing Knesset who campaigned for Jewish access to Al-Aqsa Mosque, was also seen in the holy complex.

Firas al-Dibis, an official of the Religious Waqf Authority in Jerusalem run by Jordan, said that Israeli police stormed the holy compound before the settler mob arrived.