Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wicked Witches of the Waqf IV

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested, on Thursday evening a female teacher at the study circles *  of the Aqsa Mosque, Zina Amr, 44, from the town of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, following the events that took place at the mosque.


Daily courtyard group study circles [Masatib al-‘Ilm] are attended by Muslims from Jerusalem and what they term "1948 occupied lands" [i.e. Israel] and act in their mind as a shield for "protecting al-Aqsa against Israeli extremism".

By the way, this is from their viewpoint:

The Continuation of Political and Legal Upheaval of the “Temple” Concept

The concept of the “Temple” has been witnessing a continuous upheaval within Zionist political circles, with a growing supporters’ base, and more importantly the relocation for these supporters from being earlier a marginal group in Zionist politics in early 1990s to becoming a major influence in Israeli politics today, participating in governments, and gradually gaining more representation in Knesset elections. Moshe Feiglin, for example, stated on 27/11/2012 following the internal Likud elections that “this is the beginning of the road that will lead to the building of the Temple.”

Similarly, the “Temple” concept has gained momentum and become a granted concept on the level of the judiciary authority. In this context, the media uncovered news about a circular issued by the legal adviser to the Government, Yehuda Feinstein, where he declared that “the Temple Mount is an integral part of the state, and Israeli laws apply to it, particularly the law of building and regulation.” Feinstein sent his report in June 2012 to the Israeli Occupation governmental, municipal and police authorities, with the aim of stopping the renovations already taking place in al-Aqsa Mosque, and pressuring Awqaf to request approvals and authorizations from the Occupation authorities in its works.

On 4/10/2012, the Judge at Jerusalem Magistrate Court said that the Police should allow Jews to perform their prayers in al-Aqsa Mosque, in the context of a case related to preventing an Israeli settler from publicly performing religious rituals inside the Mosque.

The “Temple” at the Forefront of Public Awareness

In the midst of preparations for elections, Maariv newspaper published an opinion poll that showed that 71% of respondents support giving the Jews a “right” to perform prayers in al-Aqsa Mosque, whereby only 7% refused that, while the remaining respondents gave different answers. When asked about their opinion regarding construction in Maale Adumim settlement, 51% supported these settlement expansion works, and only 9% objected. Thus said, it is clear that we are witnessing an obvious trend of rising extremism on issues related to Jerusalem among the Israeli/Zionist public, which would give any coming Israeli government a mandate to intensify its Judaization campaigns.


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