The Islamic-Christian Committee in Support of Jerusalem and its Sanctuaries yesterday warned that the new Israeli Judaization attempts targeting the custodian of the Al-Aqsa Mosque would undermine its Islamic identity.

In a statement, the committee described the measures as unprecedented, stressing they pose an existential threat to Al-Aqsa Mosque and its Islamic identity.

Israeli police take measures as far-right Jewish settlers raid the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem on April 11, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

The committee reiterated that the Israeli occupation is carrying out a qualitative move towards the violation of the legal and historical status quo, as well as to forcibly create a new Jewish reality.

Israel is to give a green-light to the Israeli occupation forces to facilitate the settler raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque and enable large numbers to desecrate it and perform Talmudic rituals.

Since the early morning, up to 200 fanatic Jewish settlers have stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy protection of Israeli military and police occupation forces.

However, three Israeli soldiers have been convicted of abusing a Palestinian man, the army revealed this week. It was reported that the soldiers kidnapped the man using a military vehicle about a month ago and left him in a remote location.

The army said that the soldiers hid the details of the incident from their commanders to prevent military officials from opening an investigation and coordinated their versions regarding the details of the incident.

According to the statement, two of the soldiers were sentenced to 60 days in prison for abuse, while the third was sentenced to 40 days in prison for exceeding his authority and endangering the man’s life or health.

Israeli forces take security measures in the area, on April 11, 2023 in Nablus, West Bank [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

In addition, they were all demoted and given additional suspended sentences for obstructing court proceedings, according to the statement.

A fourth soldier, who has been charged with aggravated assault and abuse, threats and committing additional offenses, remains in detention pending trial.

Human rights organizations regularly accuse Israel of initiating criminal proceedings for only a fraction of the alleged crimes committed by Israeli soldiers against Palestinians.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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25-05-23 07:04

Violation to back up racist existence?