Judaizing Al-Aqsa Mosque
– The status of the City of Jerusalem in the hearts of Muslims and the entire world is really great. The existence of Al-Aqsa Mosque in it gives it a huge importance.
– Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the sacred sites in the Islamic World, and it is an indication of how powerful and dignified the nation is.
Judaizing Al-Aqsa Mosque
– Despite the greatness of this place, and the high status of it in the hearts of Muslims, the occupation doesn’t care about this, and implements many schemes and policies to Judaize Al-Aqsa Mosque.
– This is aimed at proving the Jewish existence in the mosque.
Attempts to Burn Down and Blow Up Al-Aqsa Mosque:
– One of the actions done to Judaize Al-Aqsa Mosque is the attempts of blowing it up and burning it down.
– In the 21st of August, 1969, one of the extremists started fire in Al-Aqsa Mosque, exactly in Al-Qibli Mosque, causing huge devastation that reached to Saladin Pulpit.
– The attempts of burning the mosque and blowing it up were repeated a lot, and the most recent was made in 2015.
Taking Over Parts of Al-Aqsa Mosque
– One of the severe methods to Judaize Al-Aqsa Mosque is to take over parts of it, and around it, to make them affiliated to the Occupying Entity.
– It’s seized many places, like Bab Al-Magharibah, Al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall), and many others. Recently, it works to take over many other places in the mosque, like the Eastern side.
Excavations under Al-Aqsa Mosque
– The Occupation carries out many archeological excavation operations and digs tunnels around Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the pretext of searching for the alleged Temple.
– These excavations hugely affect the foundations of the mosque.
– They caused cracks in its walls and the collapse of the neighboring houses.
The Prevention of Maintenance and Restoration Work
– One of the Judaization shapes is the prevention of maintenance and restoration work inside Al-Aqsa Mosque.
– This deprives the mosque from the good and huge opportunities to preserve this great historic place.
– The Occupation forces prevent the restoration of buildings claiming that it is the jurisdiction of the Zionist Antiquities Authority.
– Al-Aqsa Mosque suffers from a lot of break-ins done by settlers and extremists, or foreign tourists. They all enter the mosque under the protection of the Occupying Entity’s forces.
– These attacks aim at proving the Jewish existence in Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Besieging Al-Aqsa Mosque
– Al-Aqsa Mosque has been besieged by building synagogues right next to it. Also, there are associations that rash up to destroy the mosque, in order to build a Jewish temple in its place.
– Moreover, there are a lot of Jewish associations working to bring Jews from all over the world to visit these synagogues and connect them with the Holy City.
Preventing Worshippers from Entering Al-Aqsa Mosque
– All Palestinians suffer from preventing the worshippers from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque.
– This prevention is done either by writing the names of some worshippers and Qur’an tutors in lists, banning them from entering the mosque.
– Also, they impose limitations on the age-groups allowed to arrive in it.
Spatial and Temporal Division in Al-Aqsa Mosque:
– It is one of the most dangerous measures done to Judaize Al-Aqsa Mosque.
– They have specified certain times in which it is forbidden to enter the mosque; times in which only Jews are allowed to enter the place.
– This leads to the spatial division, where they allocate certain places in Al-Aqsa Mosque for the Jewish prayers.
Banning the Call to Prayer in Al-Aqsa Mosque (the Adhan)
– This is one of the most dangerous methods to Judaize Al-Aqsa Mosque.
– It aims at combating the Islamic existence in Jerusalem in general, and Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular.
– It is a new Zionist law that emerged claiming that the call to prayer disturbs the Israelis. In a nutshell, it prevents using loudspeakers to for the prayers between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
– Judaizing Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the dangerous parts of the Judaization strategies. It aims at obscuring the Islamic and Arab identity of the mosque.
– The Zionist Entity tries many methods to prove the historic Jewish existence in Jerusalem; something they will never be able to do.