Nthnews Palestinian Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs warned on Sunday that the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil (Hebron) is being subjected to intensified Israeli attempts aimed at Judaizing the site and altering its status quo. The Ministry said in a statement that a group of Zionist settlers have recently published a short film on a Hebrew website showing falsified pictures of the Mosque’s courtyards flooded with rainwater. The statement noted that the Zionist film presents incorrect facts about the Ibrahimi Mosque and calls for it to be roofed under the pretext that this measure will protect it in summer and winter. The Awqaf Ministry added that what would really protect the holy site is to allow the Ministry to conduct the necessary technical work there to allow a proper discharge of rainwater, expressing its complete rejection of the Israeli plan which would adversely affect the Mosque at different levels. The Ministry called on the international community and its legal
Palestine’s minister of awqaf and religious affairs said Sunday that Israel had committed more than 1,000 violations against mosques and churches in 2017
Nthnews Palestinian President Mohammed Abbas has said that US President Donald Trump’s so-called Middle East peace efforts are the “slap of the century” after his recognition of Jerusalem Al-Quds as Israel’s capital. “The deal of the century is the slap of the century and we will not accept it,” said Abbas referring to Trump’s vow to reach the “ultimate deal.” Speaking at a Sunday meeting of Palestinian officials held over how to deal with Trump’s al-Quds move, Abbas added that the Tel Aviv regime had “ended” the 1990s Oslo peace accords of the 1990s with its actions. “We said ‘no’ to Trump, ‘we will not accept your project’,” he added. The Oslo Accords were signed between the Israeli regime and the PLO during the early-mid 1990s to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to guarantee the Palestinians’ right of self determination. The PA, which has limited governance over the occupied West Bank, was established following the Oslo Accords. Last month, Trump announced that
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