Hamas organized a march in Gaza on Friday to call attention to what it sees as threats to the Al-Asqa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Radwan told crowds that a “dangerous level of Judaization” is taking place in Jerusalem and that Israel plans to demolish the Al-Aqsa mosque.
Radwan called on worshipers in Jerusalem to resist and defend al-Aqsa.
“Al-Aqsa is a red line: Israel must be aware that the ongoing raids and attacks on al-Aqsa will cause a volcanic explosion in the area that will reach Israel,” he said.
The Hamas leader also called on the PA to stop security coordination with Israel and to act on Israeli attacks on the holy site in Jerusalem.
On Thursday, Hamas chief-in-exile Khaled Mashaal called on Palestinians to defend the Jerusalem holy site.
Similar marches held across the West Bank Friday were reportedly suppressed by PA security forces.
(Ma’an – www.maannews.net)