Haniyeh calls for urgent meeting to counter Israeli Occupation at Al Aqsa



Chairman of Hamas’s Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, called upon Palestinian factions to hold an urgent meeting to agree on a strategy to confront the Israeli Occupation.

“I call on all National and Islamic factions in Beirut and Cairo to address and formulate policies to confront the crimes of the Israeli Occupation aimed at seizing Al-Aqsa Mosque”, Haniyeh said during a Friday sermon.

Haniyeh went on to warn Arab countries on normalizing their ties with the Israeli Occupation, describing such actions as a betrayal to the Palestinian people. He also voiced his rejection of Trump’s “deal of the century” and the recognition of the Zionist state.

In the same context, the chairman of the movement called on the Islamic Conference Organization, which was established after the burning of Al-Aqsa in 1969 to address this issue, while calling on Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to fulfill its responsibility and develop an Islamic plan countering the Occupation.

Haniyeh also called upon King Abdullah II of Jordan, in his role as president of the Arab summit, to take responsibility for what is happening in Jerusalem.

Preparation for the liberation of Jerusalem

Haniyeh stressed that the resistance in Gaza has been continuously arming, planning and preparing itself for the eventual liberation of Jerusalem and Palestine.

He added that the resistance and the Al-Jabbarin operation has obstructed Israel’s plans in gaining complete and forceful sovereignty in Jerusalem.

No to the gates

The Hamas leader pointed out that Friday’s day of rage came to diminish Israel’s decision in placing and keeping the electronic gates in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Haniyeh confirmed that Hamas categorically rejected all Israeli measures, plans and policies in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa.

“Our goal is to thwart the plans of the occupation and its policies in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa and break the decision of the occupation of installing the electronic gates on the doors of the holy mosque.”

“These gates are intended to restore the temporal and spatial division of the holy mosque in preparation for a complete Israeli takeover”.

He stressed that all the measures of the occupation and its plans will fail and will not pass.

In conclusion of his speech, Haniyeh praised the steadfastness of the people of Jerusalem and their defence of Al-Aqsa Mosque.