Zionist threats to Masjid al-Aqsa and the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem have intensified as is evident from the frequent storming of the Noble Sanctuary. Heavily armed Zionist squatters backed by Israeli soldiers again stormed the Haram al-Sharif last week. They have made no secret of their plans to occupy the noble sanctuary. Muslims worldwide must mobilize their resources to prevent such annexation.
The Zionist squatters were backed by armed Israeli soldiers, many of them also from the ranks of the illegal squatters. Such trespassing has become more frequent in recent months causing deep anxiety among Palestinians about the intentions of the intruders.
Most of them illegal immigrants from North America, the squatters are the most obnoxious of the Zionist lot. They are pushy, loud and have this in-your-face attitude brandishing their submachine guns terrorizing and shooting unarmed Palestinians.
The Zionist regime is fully behind them although it maintains a veneer of trying to keep the two sides apart when Palestinian worshippers protest such intrusions and desecration of the Holy Sanctuary.
The Zionist regime has imposed severe restrictions on the Palestinians’ entry into Masjid al-Aqsa to pray while the squatters have a free hand to do as they please.
The attacks on Masjid al-Aqsa that have intensified in recent months, go hand in hand with the policy of creeping annexation of Jerusalem. Zionist intruders forcibly occupy houses, shops and other property belonging to the Palestinians that are denied entry into the city if they are away for more than three months.
It matters not if they were born there and spent all their life. On the other hand, Zionist squatters, even those that are recent immigrants from North America, Russia or Europe, are free to grab whatever they want in Jerusalem.
The Zionist plan is to change the demographic composition of Jerusalem with the aim of ultimately annexing the entire city.
The racist ideology of Zionism is at work with heavily armed zealots—the squatters—acting as storm troopers backed by Israeli soldiers, while rightwing politicians push legislation in the Knesset to provide legal cover for what is essentially theft of the Palestinians’ land.
The assault on the Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) is no longer a Palestinian issue. It is an Islamic responsibility. Masjid al-Aqsa is the first Qibla of Muslims and the third holiest site in Islam after Makkah and Madinah.
Muslims have administered the Haram al-Sharif for more than 1300 years. There has not been any Jewish presence there for all these years. In any case, Zionist ideology is a complete perversion of Judaism as many fair-minded Jews admit. They also oppose the creation of the Zionist state in Palestine because it is a violation of divine law, according to their understanding of the Torah.
The Zionists, backed by fellow travelers in the West and with the Western political system in their grip, are able to get away with theft, robbery and killings on a mass scale while feigning victimhood.
It is for Muslims especially the Islamic movement to take a firm stand against such Zionist crimes. The regimes in the Muslim world are made up of agents of imperialism and Zionism. They cannot be expected to do anything to protect Islam’s holy sites.
Further, if they do not respect the rights of their own people, why should they care about the rights of the Palestinian people?
Muslims, however, cannot remain indifferent to the very serious threat to Masjid al-Aqsa and the Haram al-Sharif. They must mobilize their resources to prevent the Zionists from succeeding in their nefarious designs.
Source: Crescent International