Hamas says all Palestinian people united to defend al-Quds, al-Aqsa
Ismail Haniyeh, the Head of the Hamas resistance movement, has stressed that all Palestinians are united to defend al-Aqsa Mosque and al-Quds.
Haniyeh held a phone call with Ekremeh Sabri, the preacher of al-Aqsa Mosque, Sunday to condemn an Israeli raid on his house and interrogation of the senior cleric.
According to Press TV, Haniyeh said the raid is “an attack on one of the senior figures in our al-Quds and al-Aqsa,” expressing his solidarity with Sabri and all scholars in al-Quds as well as participants in a sit-in at al-Aqsa.
“Our Palestinian people as a whole stand behind our scholars and sit-inners in defending al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque” and its Islamic identity, he said.
The Hamas leader said the resistance movement had asked Cairo during the latest talk with Egyptian officials to intervene to stop Israeli violations in al-Quds, warning of a renewed escalation.