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A Zionist settlement group seeks to assume control over a part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound following an agreement with the occupation authorities, the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage warned on Wednesday.

“The Elad settlement institution is trying to control several acres of Islamic Waqf (endowment),” the foundation, which is devoted to safeguarding the iconic mosque from Zionist depredations, said in a statement.

“Israel is trying to Judaize Al-Quds through control of more than 20 acres, stretching from the sanctuary of Al-Aqsa Mosque until the Magharbah Gate,” the foundation said.

According to Zionist newspaper Haaretz, Elad is on the verge of assuming the management of the so-called Jerusalem Archeological Gardens, which includes the southern part of the Western Wall.


The site was established on the ruins of the Al-Magharbeh quarter, which was destroyed during the 1967 war, southwest of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

“Israel is trying to take control of the Umayyad-era palaces in the southern and western parts of the compound,” the foundation argued.

The Zionist entity occupied Al-Quds during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

The latest developments come amid reports that the Zionist Knesset is set to discuss proposed legislation to revoke Jordan’s oversight of sacred sites in Al-Quds and replace it with Zionist supervision.

Palestinians insist that Al-Quds, which is home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest shrine, will be the capital of their future state.




Source: Al-Manar

SFP – 26/04/2014