Grand Mufti Urges Muslims To Defy ‘Israel Violations,’ Visit Al-Aksa

The Jerusalem Post reports: Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, has called on Muslims all over the world, especially those living in Jerusalem and Arab Israelis, to make pilgrimage to al-Aksa in order to defend the mosque from Israel’s attempts to Judaize it.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Hussein emphasized the importance of visiting al-Aksa these days, in light of “the Israeli measures against the pilgrims arriving to the mosque.”

Last week, Israel imposed new restrictions on Palestinian access to al-Aksa, scotching permits for Gazans to visit the mosque. On Monday, Israeli authorities announced that all Palestinian men under the age of 50 are banned from entering the compound during the Purim holiday.

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