Church Leader Calls on All Palestinians to Defend Al-Aqsa Mosque

Father Manuel Musallam. (Photo: FB Page)

Palestinian Catholic priest, Father Manuel Musallam, has urged Christians to join with Muslim worshippers and protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in a public statement released on Monday.

A member of the Islamic-Christian Committee in Support of Jerusalem and its Sanctuaries, Musallam has called for civil disobedience in occupied Jerusalem next Sunday to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from the planned incursion by illegal Jewish settlers.

“O Palestinians,” said Father Musallam, “block Jerusalem with your bodies, let a million Palestinians ascend to it, and let the people sit in the squares, roads and doors. Do not leave a space so that not even a Zionist ant can enter Jerusalem.”

Musallam stressed the need to prevent illegal Jewish settlers from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque and desecrating the Holy Land.

“Jerusalem Day is a day that belongs to the homeland and its people. We will sacrifice our blood for the sake of Jerusalem; if it lives, we live, and if it perishes, we perish with it.”

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Hamas also said in a statement that the decision of the Israeli Magistrates’ Court to allow settlers to pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque compound would bear heavy consequences for Israelis, their government and their settlers.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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  1. It is nice to hear a Christian Palestinian speak up about the atrocities committed by Israelis at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israel is always excused by its superpower ally, the United States for everything it does. Israel should give Arabs in Israel equal rights and give the Palestinians Israeli citizenship.

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