Hamas salutes Sheikh Raed Salah for leading Palestinian defenders of the al-Aqsa Mosque, who has not been discouraged by Israeli imprisonment.
Meanwhile, Hamas condemns the ruling issued today against Salah as an unfair and politically-motivated verdict. It is in line with the Israeli scheme targeting the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the Palestinians defending it.
Israeli efforts to imprison and banish Palestinian defenders of al-Aqsa Mosque will not succeed in implementing judaization plans, as the Palestinian people will continue defending the Muslims’ first Qibla and third holiest site, alongside all sacred sites at any cost.
Hamas stresses that this ruling requires a serious stance from international organisations and human rights activists, calling for taking an immediate action by Arab and Islamic states to protect the al-Aqsa Mosque complex and Palestinian people.