Commenting on calls made by Israeli public security minister Gilad Erdan to divide al-Aqsa Mosque, member of Hamas Political Bureau Husam Badran stated the following:
Renewing the blatant calls to divide al-Aqsa Mosque spatially and timely and backing the daily violations at the sacred compound by Israeli leaders is part of an actual plan enforced by the Israeli occupation relentlessly.
We stress that the Israeli occupation and its leaders are unable to realise that popular uprisings have broken out to defend al-Aqsa Mosque. Indeed, such intifadas prove that the Palestinian people are always ready to sacrifice their lives and properties for the sake of the holy compound.
Finally, we stress that the Israeli attempts to divide al-Aqsa Mosque in order to please extremist Israeli leaders and parties are bound to fail.
Member of Hamas Political Bureau
September 5, 2019