UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Jerusalem Foundation called on the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday to “work seriously to achieve reconciliation, and devote itself to confronting the real enemy” and “seriousness in ending the agreements signed with the occupation (Israel).”
Yassin Hammoud, president of the NGO, made the remarks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, to launch the Foundation’s 13th annual report, entitled ‘Eye on Al Aqsa 2019′, to mark the 50th anniversary of the burning of the mosque.
The report covers the evolution of the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa and the interaction with these developments, during the period from August 1, 2018 to the same date of 2019.
Hammoud called on Arab and Islamic governments to reject the US plan for peace in the Middle East, known as the “deal of the century.”
He also called on Jordan to “deal firmly with the aggressions of the occupation on Al-Aqsa, and defend Islamic exclusivity in his administration,” as the country that oversees the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem, and runs the endowments in the city.
Hammoud said that “the recent impression of the conduct of the battle with the occupation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque last year suggests that it ended on a Jerusalem strike to the occupation project in the control of the eastern region of Al-Aqsa, by igniting the gift of Bab al-Rahma, which led to the opening of the chapel of Bab al-Rahma, despite the nose of the occupation, which closed it For 16 years. ”
“At the official Israeli level, political incursions were permitted during the monitoring period, and were issued by Uri Ariel (Israeli Minister of Agriculture) and Yehuda Glick (an Israeli rabbi). Netanyahu banned Israeli officials’ incursions in October 2017 and then allowed them Again in July 2018. ”
As for the level of Judaization projects in Al-Aqsa and its surroundings, the period of monitoring witnessed serious developments to distort the southern belt of Al-Aqsa Mosque, including a decision by the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem to confiscate dozens of dunams of land from Silwan, “the same source said.
On the official Arab interaction, Hammoud said: “We noted in our report continued weakness in the positions of the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, with the laxness of Arab and Islamic governments in dealing with the official Palestinian issue in general and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular.”
On the official Palestinian level, Hammoud said that he “showed the weakness of the situation compared to the size of the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa, and the steps of the Palestinian Authority did not rise to the level of Israeli Judaism plans supported by the US administration.”
The “deal of the century” is a forthcoming US peace plan for the Middle East, which is said to be based on forcing Palestinians, with the help of Arab states, to make unfair concessions in favor of Israel, especially on the status of Jerusalem, the right of return of refugees and the borders of a Palestinian state.
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