Sunday 16 May 2021
News ID: 89291
Publish Date: 18 April 2021 - 22:41
GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – The Islamic resistance movement Hamas has called on the Palestinian people to march towards Al-Aqsa Mosque and stay in its squares during the blessed month of Ramadan, protect it from the ongoing aggressions by the Zionist regime, and confront its vandalism.
The movement’s spokesman Abdel-Latif Al-Qanua said in a press statement that the actions of the occupation forces, "when they stormed Al-Qibly prayer hall on Thursday night and arrested dozens of worshipers and those who were practicing the ritual retreat, followed by placing iron barriers the next day in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque to obstruct the arrival of worshipers, preventing the adhan (Islamic call to prayer) and cutting the wires off from loudspeakers” all represent an escalation of aggression against our people, a flagrant breach of their legitimate rights, and a blatant violation of the freedom of worship.”
Al-Qanua stressed that "the continuation of these racist measures, vandalism in Al-Aqsa Mosque, restrictions on our people, and the pursuit of worshipers will result in a massive uprising against the occupier and its racist plans that target Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
The Hamas official pointed out that the escalation of the occupation’s practices towards the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and daily harassment of worshipers since the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan constitute a desperate attempt to impose a new reality on the ground and enforce measures targeting Al-Aqsa Mosque and the religious rituals performed by the Palestinians in it.
Meanwhile, reacting to the regime recent escalation against the Gaza Strip, another spokesman of the resistance movement said on Saturday that "Gaza still fights and doesn’t break.”
The remarks came after the regime conducted air strikes against the besieged enclave after an alleged rocket attack from the Palestinian side.
The occupying regime has maintained a crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip since 2007, which critics say amounts to collective punishment of the impoverished enclave’s two million residents.
Egypt also upholds the siege, restricting movement in and out of Gaza on its border.

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