Wednesday, May 15, 2013

After the Jordan Butt-in, Egypt's Turn

After Jordan butting-in on the matter of the Temple Mount*, it's Egypt's turn.

This week, the Egyptian Ambassador to Palestine Yasser Othman paid an inspection visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque

during which he was briefed on the recent Israeli practices against the mosque, especially the escalation of daily incursions into him, and repressive measures against the worshipers and terraces of science students and insulting the Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Hussein by his arrest.

Among those conferring with him were the Mufti of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Shaykh Muhammad Hussein, Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab Chairman of the Islamic Waqf, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fatah, and Joseph Mukhaimar, Abdullah Siam deputy governor of Jerusalem and Amer Abu Sham.

Ambassador Osman said that

Egypt has stood and stands all the time with the legitimate national rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, and his today come commissioned by the Egyptian leadership, to emphasize on this matter and to send a message rejection of the unilateral measures taken by the Israeli side...the position of Al-Azhar also was clear about the encroachment of Israeli-Aqsa Mosque, and that Al-Azhar also has warned of sharing temporal and spatial Al-Aqsa Mosque, warning of growing extremism in the Israeli side, according to what was produced by the recent Israeli elections...noting that the Israeli actions last in the Al-Aqsa Mosque was unprecedented and violent against worshipers and students terraces science.The Mufti warned the Israeli government of the consequences of doing these procedures legislation, which aims to initiate the application sharing time at the Al Aqsa Mosque as a prelude to the split, and perhaps unlock racist extremist ideas which demands remove it.

To remind you: Egypt is run by the Muslim Brotherhood, partners with Hamas.



The official Jordanian news agency has reported that Jordan's ambassador in Israel is conducting intensive negotiations with the Israeli foreign ministry and Prime Minister's Office in an attempt to immediately halt "the entrance of extremist Jews into the Temple Mount area.   According to the report he claimed that the Israeli government "is responsible for preventing the systematic attack on holy sites.


- Jordan's Ambassador to Israel, Walid Obeidat, has called for an immediate end to the entry of Jewish extremists into Al Haram Al Sharif compound in occupied Jerusalem.

Obeidat, who made intensive contacts with the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the prime minister’s office, under the directives of Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh, said Israel, as the occupying power in Jerusalem, should stop the regular attacks against the holy sites in Jerusalem.

Such acts, he added, violate international resolutions and charters, undermine efforts to achieve peace in the region and provoke anger among Arabs and Muslims around the world.

And more.


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