OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Preacher of the holy al-Aqsa Mosque and the Head of the Islamic Supreme Council, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, warned, on Wednesday, of an Israeli plan to knock down over 30,000 Palestinian homes in the holy occupied city of Jerusalem. Sabri said in an exclusive statement to the PIC, the Israeli occupation demolished five Palestinian homes over the past couple of days and arrested dozens of Palestinian youths. Sheikh Sabri spoke out against the preplanned demolition policies pursued by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian homes under the pretext of unlicensed construction. He further denounced the demolition of the family homes of slain Palestinian anti-occupation activists, dubbing it a policy of collective punishment against the Palestinians. The preacher added that 54 Palestinian homes had been subjected to arbitrary demolition since the start of 2016. Sheikh Sabri said a popular campaign is set to kick off on February 8, to collect donations for the reconstruction of the demolished homes. He further warned of the ongoing Israeli aggression and sacrilegious schemes on Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.
(Source / 29.01.2016)