The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas rejects the statements made by Israeli occupation premier Naftali Bennett, in which he claimed that the Israeli occupation holds "sovereignty" over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
These remarks are an appalling infringement on the Palestinians' sacred rights and Jordan's custodianship of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and reflects utter disregard for international norms and conventions.
In light of these unconscionable statements, urgent action is required to condemn and criminalise this move and put an end to it with all means possible.
We reaffirm that the Israeli occupation government does not have a right or a say whatsoever on the sovereignty of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Bennett's statements are nothing more than a desperate attempt to impose a new status quo that is doomed to failure.
Sovereignty and legitimacy over historic Palestine resides only with the Palestinian people, who will protect every inch of their homeland, above all Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and will continue comprehensive resistance until liberation, return, and establishing their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Member of Hamas Political Bureau
Sunday, 8 May 2022