The Islamic jihadists of Hamas desperately want war with Israel, and they’ll get it, eventually. And so of course they project their aggression onto Israel, as Islamic supremacists always project their faults and evils onto their victims.
Israel’s closure of a wooden access ramp to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound is tantamount to a declaration of war on Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, Hamas has warned.
Israel on Sunday night closed the Mughrabi ramp leading to the mosque compound in the Old City over public safety concerns in a move which was immediately condemned by Palestinians officials and Jordan, which is the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
“This is a serious step that shows the Zionist scheme of aggression again the Al-Aqsa mosque,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said.
“This is a violent act that amounts to a declaration of religious war on the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem,” he said, calling for “Arab and Muslim mobilisation to stop this serious event.”
Jerusalem city council says the ramp poses a fire hazard and could collapse onto the women’s prayer section by the Western Wall.
But Muslim leaders fear its demolition could destabilise the mosque compound and accuse Israel of failing to coordinate its renovation with Waqf, which oversees Islamic heritage sites….