Al-Aqsa cleric slams new US offers to PA as pro-Israel

Al-Aqsa cleric slams new US offers to PA as pro-Israel
Sat Dec 28, 2013 23:15:06

Al-Aqsa Mosque cleric and preacher Sheikh Ikrima Sabr has slammed the latest US “overtures” to the Palestinian Authority (PA), insisting that the Israeli occupiers are persistent in their efforts to annex lands and expand settlements.

During his Friday prayer sermon at the al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Sabri further emphasized that one of the American proposals demands the PA to pay no attention to the issue of settlement construction, which would mean that Israeli settlements will remain like "cancer in someone's body."

He went on to denounce another US suggestion, calling for solving the issue of the Palestinian refugees between the PA and the Arab countries, affirming that such American “solution” is aimed at liquidating the right of the Palestinians to return to the homes they were expelled from.

Sheikh Sabri also underlined that the Palestinian people would never recognize such US proposals and so-called solutions, describing them as illegitimate.

The al-Aqsa Mosque leading preacher also spoke on the violations committed by the Israeli police forces and Jewish settlers in occupied Jerusalem, especially at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
He noted that the Israeli regime forces have recently set up surveillance cameras inside the al-Aqsa compound in an effort to keep a close watch on the Palestinian worshipers that confront the repeated Jewish attempts to defile their Mosque.

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