Palestinians in Jerusalem in solidarity with Sheikh Ikrima Sabri

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Dozens of Palestinians demonstrated in the city of Jerusalem, Saturday, in front of the house of the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, in protest against Israel’s decision to deport him from the Al-Aqsa Mosque 4 months.

Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli police, Sheikh Ikrima, handed over a decision to deport.

Witnesses told Anatolia, that the protesters held up banners reading “No to muffle the mouths of our scholars and keep them away from our sanctuaries”, “We are all Sheikh Ikrimah”, “Shame on the people who insult their world and do not get angry”, and “No to drive away the sheikhs of Al-Aqsa.”

In turn, Sheikh Sabri, who is the head of the Supreme Islamic Authority (a non-governmental religious body), said that the policy of deportation is unjust, illegal and uncivilized, as there is no country in the world that uses this method and prevents people from going to their places of worship.

He added in press statements: “This is an arbitrary and reprisal measure indicating the ambition of the occupation authorities in the mosque.”

He stressed that these measures will not deter the Palestinians from defending Al-Aqsa.

And this is the decision to expel the second preacher of Al-Aqsa, in less than a week, as the Israeli police handed Sheikh Sabri last Sunday a decision to remove him from Al-Aqsa for a week, but he rejected the decision and performed Friday prayers inside the mosque.

This is not the first time that the Israeli police have removed Sheikh Sabri from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as I have investigated with him several times in recent years.


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