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"Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs only to Muslims, and no one else" - Head of the Supreme Muslim Council

Headline: “80,000 [Muslim] worshippers held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque despite the occupation’s limitations”



“Eighty thousand [Muslim] worshippers held the first Friday prayers of the [Muslim fasting] month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas amid strict measures by the Israeli occupation authorities…

[Head of the Supreme Muslim Council and head] preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Ikrima Sabri said that… the wave of those arriving at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a clear message to those participating in the Negev Summit and carrying out normalization [with Israel] (refers to March 2022 Negev Summit attended by Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, and the UAE as part of the Abraham Accords; see note below -Ed.) that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs only to the Muslims, and no one else.

Sabri emphasized the fatwa (i.e., religious ruling) according to which one who sells or mediates [the sale of property to Jews] will not be buried, will not be purified, and will not be prayed for, and that whoever interacts with them is a traitor…

The Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher spoke about the dangers surrounding the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a number of rabbis carried out religious rituals in its plazas and one of them is calling to offer the Passover holiday sacrifice, and this arrogance will burn them.”




Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Abraham Accords, was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain signed a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. Pursuant to the Abraham Accords, Israel and the UAE will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”