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Friday, May 1, 2009

PACE condemns jewish extremist groups planning to desecrate al-Aqsa mosque

Syeikh Kamal Khatib, leader of the Islamic movement of the occupied Palestine of 1948 revealed last thursday 9th April that, a large groups of Jewish extremists including politicians and rabbis convened at the Buraq compound on Wednesday and vowed to clease the mosque of Arab presence. The following day, they marched towards the Dome of the Rock, spewing threats of desecrating the Islamic third holiest mosque. Such incidents which are becoming more frequent of late reflects the zionist agenda of demolishing the al-Aqsa mosque.

This move by the jewish extremist should not be viewed as separate but an integral part of the zionist agenda of the complete judaization of Baitul Maqdis. The construction of the wall, land confiscation from Arab residents, demolitio ns of their homes, revocations of residential status and expansion of jewish settlements built up areas in and around Baitul Maqdis are all part of the sinister plan as once proclaimed by David ben Gurion, "There is no Israel without Jerusalem, and there is no Jerusalem wiothout the temple'. The appointment of the hawkish Israeli premier Benyamin Netanyahu and his ultra right racist foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman lend credence to the unruly behaviour of the extremist groups. With the present line up of the Knesset having a sizeable number of bigots, fascist and racists bent on banishing Arabs, the call to march and desecrate the al Aqsa could have well instructed by them.

Unpertubed by the huge protest of Palestinians, the group is organizing a still larger march next thursday, 15th April 2009. They hope to garner 50,000 people and they are sponsoring free trips for jews to participate in yet another incident that would certainly fire another round of intifadhah or uprising.

Syeikh Kamal al-Khatib is calling all Palestinians and muslims to come to the protection of al-Aqsa mosque which is an Islamic obligation of the highest order. Every able bodied muslim is duty bound to ward off the real threats on the Islam third holiest site. In the same breadth, PACE express solid support to this call for muslims from every corner of this world to take this threat seriously. Leaders of Islamic countries through OIC must convene an emergency meeting to deal with the threat and pressure Israel into compliance with the 1949 fourth Geneva Convention, the United Nations charter and countless resolutions that upheld the sanctity of the Islamic religious sites in Baitul Maqdis. Any move to violate the sanctity of al-Aqsa mosque will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in the most serious manner.

PACE also call upon the United Nation to deal with the situation without further delay. The muslims and every person of civilised mind will not take this issue lightly because the implication may spell the end of any peace effort in the middle east.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Hafidzi Mohd Noor
Director
PACE