Tel Aviv regime changing demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds

Tel Aviv regime changing demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds

 The Tel Aviv regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds over the past decades by constructing settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population. Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in tensions since the beginning of October 2015.

 Latest reports indicate that Israel has reportedly stolen a large number of confidential documents belonging to Jerusalem al-Quds Islamic Waqf (Endowment) organization.

The organization is trusted with controlling and managing the Islamic edifices on and around the al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound.

The documents comprise title deeds proving the body’s ownership of a large number of immovable properties, as well as secret files bearing information on the mosque and religious courthouses.

The papers feature data on around 90 percent of the properties lying in Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City, where the compound is located, which could enable Tel Aviv to confiscate the properties upon misuse. 

The appropriation had taken place over three days that followed a reported shootout on July 14 near the site, which left two Israeli soldiers and three Palestinians dead. Israel fully closed off the compound after the alleged incident.

The closure of the compound drew sweeping international condemnation, forcing Tel Aviv to reopen the site. The regime, however, set up metal detectors at the entrances, prompting Palestinians to pray outside in protest. Israel finally lifted the detectors, but installed more cameras in the place.

During the recent crackdown, Israeli forces evicted the Endowment’s staffers, which the body had stationed there to conduct administrative duties.

Jewish settlers are regularly escorted by troops into the third holiest site in Islam, which is highly provocative to the Palestinians. 

Figures show that at least 15 Palestinians have been killed and about 1,400 others injured in the clashes that have ensued Tel Aviv’s introduction of the restrictions.

It is worthy to mention that Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic through his messages and speeches advised the Iranian authorities and other Muslim nations to raise the issue of Palestine at international forums and organizations.

Imam also exposed the crimes of Israel being committed against the Palestinian nation.

He also defended the rights of Palestinians and all other oppressed nations around the globe.


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