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Israeli troops storm and encircle Aqsa Mosque

PIC – 28/02/2010

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday stormed the courtyards of the Aqsa Mosque and cordoned off its premises where dozens of Palestinian worshipers are still maintaining a vigil and refusing to leave for fear of attacks by Israeli extremists.

Eyewitnesses said that more than 200 Israeli policemen have encircled the Aqsa Mosque since the early morning hours and demanded the worshipers come out, while the Palestinians inside the mosque used the amplifiers of the Mosque to urge fellow citizens to head to the Old City of occupied Jerusalem to defend it against Israeli violations.

Many unruly Israeli settlers were allowed by policemen to walk around in the Mosque courtyards.

12 Palestinian citizens including an elderly woman outside reportedly suffered tear gas suffocation as they were trying to reach the Aqsa Mosque.

Meanwhile, the neighborhoods of the Old City of Jerusalem saw clashes between young Palestinian men and Israeli troops. Numbers of protesters were reportedly rounded up.

Other Palestinian citizens living in the neighborhoods near the gates of the Aqsa Mosque complained that the IOF troops stormed and ransacked their homes, and used the roofs to observe the movement of people.

For his part, Hamas spokesman Yousuf Farahat on Sunday appealed to all Muslim scholars and leaders to urgently move to defend Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque against Israeli crimes.

In a press release, Farahat noted that the feeble official Arab stand is the umbrella under which the Israeli occupation is working and setting schemes to Judaize the whole city of Jerusalem.

In a related context, the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) announced the launch of a 30-month project to fully change the Arab landmarks and sites in the holy city.

Al-Jazeera website said that Israel claims that this project is intended for developing the infrastructure of the city, but in fact it is aimed to obliterate its Arab identity and turn it into a Jewish religious area.

For its part, the Israeli Maariv newspaper warned that the winds of war are blowing from the north and castigated the Israeli premier for his failure to control the angry protests against his decision to seize the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil city.

It opined that if there had been negotiations with Syria, the Iranian president would not have visited Damascus and the danger of war would have subsided.


February 28, 2010 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation


  1. They took lessons from the Nazis and using it on the indigenous in Palestine. When do we say enough is enough?

    Comment by B. Benhamid | February 28, 2010

  2. At least get the picture correct, that is the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa

    Comment by HM | February 28, 2010

  3. I believe the correct form is the al-Aqsa Mosque. Just another Israeli provocation. What would Catholics have to say if Italian police “stormed” the Vatican?

    Comment by skulz fontaine | February 28, 2010

  4. HM is correct , The picture is not Al-Aqsa

    Comment by bunz | February 28, 2010

  5. It is an absolute right in international law to kill occupation troops.

    Comment by Matt Giwer | February 28, 2010

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  7. The whole of the platform of the Haram Sharif is considered a mosque, even though there are also those two main mosques on it (and a couple of smaller ones). So here one has these armed louts wandering all over somebody’s religious area. The analogy for RCs would thus be having, say, Libyan troops behaving in the same way actually inside the Church of St Peter. Except, the noteworthy difference, Muslim troops wouldn’t be so disrespectful of a Christian church.

    Comment by dean_saor | February 28, 2010

  8. It is more as if they took lessons from the Bolshevik Jews, and are applying them to Palestine…..the Bolsheviks were far worse than the Germans.

    Comment by Mick | February 28, 2010

  9. @Mick – The Jewish/Polish capos were the most effective killers in the German concentration camps. The people of the Baltic states also committed crime fighting for the Germans.

    The Bolsheviks didn’t kill people, but stupid policies let to starvation of millions. Sure Stalin was a half Jew like Hitler.

    Comment by Holocaust Gaza | February 28, 2010


    Comment by Ash | February 28, 2010

    • In response to those that feel there is some misrepresentation involving the picture of the Dome of the Rock I have added a map which shows that the two sites are indeed adjacent and it is my opinion that the Palestine Information Center did NOT engage in deception by using the picture above along with the article.

      Comment by aletho | March 1, 2010

  11. why didn’t they just stormed the mosque, nobody will ever raise a finger.

    Comment by othman | March 1, 2010

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    Comment by Neil | March 4, 2010

  14. That’s only because Jews think they’re the only humans on earth, and everyone else was created as slaves for them. The Jewish agenda of ruling the world with an iron rod, and the enslavement of everyone else, and their attempts to make it so, is what causes anti Jewish feelings.

    Jew haters?? Wouldn’t you hate it if someone came and threw you out of your house, and stole you bank account like the Jews in control of America’s economy have ruined the economy of America??

    Comment by Mick | March 4, 2010

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