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Right-wing settlers absent as Palestinians brace for Al-Aqsa invasion

Posted in Jerusalem by beyondtheborder on April 16, 2009

Hundreds of Palestinians congregated at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in an effort to stave off an anticipated invasion of the area by right-wing Israeli religious groups Thursday afternoon.

The messianic Jewish movement Chabad called on its followers to go to Al-Aqsa to “conquer and Judaize the holiest place on earth, which is being desecrated in such a disgraceful and shameful way.” Several religious groups organized a march to the holy compound scheduled for Thursday. None of the groups, however, showed up at the mosque for their scheduled march.

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Access to the compound, which houses the Al-Aqsa mosque, was restricted to Muslims with Israeli IDs, aged at least 50 for men and of any age for women.

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Jewish Right wing groups try to enter Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Posted in Jerusalem by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009

Palestinian sources said Israeli police did little to stop them,adding that the groups made three attempts to get in, first of all in the morning, then again at midday followed by another try in the afternoon.

Witnesses said the extremists were disguised as Palestinians. The Palestinian committee for Jerusalem said that local activists and youths will now have a full-time presence at the gates of the mosque to prevent such intrusions which tend to happen during Jewish holiday periods such as this weekend’s Passover festival.

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