Zionists hand off Haram al-Sharif (The Noble Sanctuary)

Yossi Schwartz of the ISL the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 25.04.2023

While the Muslim Palestinians break their fast by eating the Iftar meal at the end of Ramadan, the hooligan in uniforms (The Zionist police) are busily halting the renovation work at the Bab al-Rahma (Gate of Mercy or Golden Gate) prayer hall, located east of the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Noble Sanctuary.

The Muslims including the Palestinians and Jordanians consider the Bab al-Rahma prayer hall a mosque and an integral part of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, or Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), which is administered by the Waqf (formally known as Wakf-alal-aulad is an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law, typically denoting a building or plot of land for Muslim religious or charitable purposes) Department of Jordan.

On Saturday the hooligans in uniforms entered Bab al-Rahma and removed electricity cables and construction materials from the prayer hall. The Waqf used these materials to renovate the praying hall.

The Waqf, the mufti of Jerusalem, and Palestinian militant groups warn Israel: Stop meddling in Haram al-Sharif affairs. The Waqf Department accused Israel of “violating the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque.”

In 2003 the Zionist court closed Bab al-Rahma by order after the police discovered that members of the Islamic Movement in the Israel-Northern Branch were using it for political activities in defense of the Mosques.

The Palestinians fear for good reason that Israel will divide the Noble Sanctuary between the Jews and the Muslims as it was done in the cave (graveyard) of the patriarch Abraham in Hebron and as the Zionists took the Western Wall even though the Zionists claimed during the British Mandate that they do not want the possession of the wall.

Because the wall forms part of a larger wall that surrounds the Muslim Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqṣā Mosque, Jews and Arabs have frequently disputed control of the wall and, often, the right of access to it. That conflict has been particularly heated since the Zionist state took full control of the Old City in the wake of the War of June 1967.

Contrary to the Zionist myth this wall has never been part of the Jewish temples but part of The Herodian Antonia Fortress. The Antonia Fortress was a military headquarters and barracks built to protect Jerusalem. It was renovated by Herod the Great (19 BC) and was named after Herod’s patron, Mark Antony. The Antonia Fortress encompassed all of Haram Al Sharif while the original Temple Mount was most likely in the City of David. The slaughter of the animals in the Jewish temple required water and the only source of water was the Gihon spring, a spring in the Kidron Valley. It was the main source of water for the Pool of Siloam in Jebus and the later City of David, the original site of Jerusalem.

The Zionists already took over a mosque near Haram al-sharif and turned it into a museum and renamed it the Tower of David.

If they are able to, they will remove all the Palestinians from Jerusalem and the West – Bank and destroy all traces of Palestine as they did after 1948 when they destroyed 500 villages.

Down with the Zionist apartheid from the river to the sea!

For a Palestine red and free from the river to the sea!

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