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Palestine: MK calls for building synagogue inside the Al Aqsa, confrontations in Al-Khalil, child arrested& the Aqsa mosque stormed

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MK calls for building synagogue inside the Aqsa mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Mordechai Eugev, a member of the Israeli Knesset, called on his government to build a synagogue in the Aqsa mosque’s southern area.

The Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said in a press release on Wednesday that the Israeli escalation against the Aqsa mosque was ongoing, the latest being an article by MP Eugev, a member of the fanatic party Habayit Hayehudi, that called for building a synagogue inside it.

The statement coincided with the distribution of a detailed map of the alleged temple by Jewish settlers during their storming of the Aqsa mosque.

Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, deputy leader of the Islamic movement in 1948 occupied Palestine, described the recent storming of the Aqsa as “unprecedented” as far as the quantity and proximity of storming days are concerned.

Khatib warned that the Knesset speaker and members’ calls for more such storming were part of new political drive to create a new de facto situation in the holy site.

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Violent confrontations in Al-Khalil, child arrested

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) encircled Arroub refugee camp, south of Al-Khalil, on Wednesday and showered young men with teargas canisters and metal bullets.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC that the young men were demonstrating on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Nakba and threw stones and crude firebombs at the soldiers.

Groups of young men said that commemorating the Nakba should include marching to settlements and military positions and not dancing and singing inside Palestinian cities surrounded by settlements and IOF soldiers.

Meanwhile, IOF soldiers arrested a Palestinian man and a child from Beit Ummar village, north of Al-Khalil, on Tuesday night.

Local sources said that the IOF arrested the schoolchild, Hakam Al-Alami, after the Israeli intelligence interrogated him at Gush Etzion detention center, north of Al-Khalil.

IOF soldiers rounded up eight university students and children in Beit Ummar over the past three days.

Jewish settlers start building religious institute in Bethlehem outpost

BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– Jewish settlers started building a religious institute in a settlement outpost in Khader village, Bethlehem province.

Ahmed Salah, the coordinator of the popular committee in Al-Khader, told Quds Press on Tuesday that the institute was almost completed.

He said that the institute was being built in Tal Hatmar outpost that was built over 500 dunums of the village land in 2000.

He said that building an institute in that outpost means turning it into an official settlement. He recalled that the outpost was dismantled but the settlers rebuilt it 13 years ago.

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Jewish settlers storm the Aqsa mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– 35 Jewish settlers stormed the Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday through the Maghareba gate.

Local sources said that 50 Jewish children also attempted to break into the mosque via King Faisal gate.

The sources said that tension was running high in the holy site as Muslims inside it continue to chant Allahu Akbar (God is Great).

Fanatic Jewish organizations called for storming and desecrating the Aqsa mosque on the occasion of “Shavuot” on Wednesday and Thursday.

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