Report: 128 Israel violations on Palestinian holy sites in April

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Street Art in Palestine – Al-Aqsa is crying

An official Palestinian report issued on Sunday showed that the Israeli occupation forces and settlers carried out 128 violations and aggressions on Palestinian holy sites in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem, during April.

The report, which was issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Endowment, recorded 33 Israeli violations and aggressions on Al-Aqsa Mosque, including deportations of worshippers or guards, desecration by settlers and aggression on the property.

Israeli forces are seen at Bab al-Rahmeh cemetery in East Jerusalem on 10 December, 2017 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

In addition, the report highlighted the Israeli assaults on Al-Youssefiyeh Cemetery and on Bab al-Rahmah Cemetery, noting that the purpose was to expand nearby Jewish buildings.

Meanwhile, the report revealed that the Israeli occupation banned the adhan [call to prayer] 58 times in Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron during the same month, noting that it was the first time that the Friday call for prayer had ever been banned.

Israel also closed the Islamic holy site in the Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron for two days during the Jewish holidays and raised Israeli flags on its walls, in addition to desecrating the site and launching of fireworks.

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In Bethlehem, the illegal Israeli Jewish settlers raided the area of the three Solomonic Pools while under heavy military police protection and performed Talmudic rituals.

In Nablus, the report revealed a series of “bloody” attacks on mosques, noting that the Jewish settlers set one mosque on fire and spray-painted racist slogans at several other mosques, calling for the killing or expulsion of Palestinians.

The report also stated that the Israeli authorities issued a stop-work order for one of the mosques in Hebron. It added that the Jewish settlers attempted to set fire to the Al-Latwani Mosque in the city.

(Source / 07.05.2018)

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