While attacks on the Al Aqsa mosque compound are not new, what is new is the frequency of settler incursions and Occupation Forces violence against Palestinians there. Now media are reporting the Knesset will vote next month on a bill that would partition Al Aqsa, prohibiting access to Palestinians in certain areas where Jews will be able to pray.
This is a shift in rabbinical decree that, until recently, forbade Jews from entering the Al Aqsa mosque compound. During the past 30 years, the rise of the right-wing, settler-based Temple Movement began to shift Israeli public sentiment about Jewish access to Islam’s third holiest site. Now, a partition of Al Aqsa, similar to what happened to Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, seems imminent. In Hebron, two-thirds of the mosque was given to Jews. Access to that area is now off-limits to Palestinians, who must go through at least three Israeli checkpoints to access the small section of mosque that was left for them.
Come get educated on this issue and learn what you can do to make an impact! Khutbahs and lectures are planned next month. Details coming soon. Check back regularly for updates!
Friday, Nov. 7
Islamic Center of Wheaton
Islamic Center of Milwaukee
Saturday, Nov. 8
Islamic Community Center of Illinois
Sunday, Nov. 9
Friday, Nov. 14
Islamic Center of Detroit