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Hamas decries allowing Israeli ‘silent prayer’ on al-Aqsa Mosque compound

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Undated picture shows a Palestinian helping another after Israeli forces raid the al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound in the holy occupied city of al-Quds. (Photo by AFP)

Hamas decries an Israeli court’s decision to give Israeli settlers more excuses to storm the al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound by granting them the right to “perform silent prayers” on the site.

Speaking on Wednesday, the Palestinian resistance movement’s spokesman, Hazem Qassem, said the decision “constitutes a flagrant aggression against al-Aqsa Mosque.”

The ruling, he added, also amounted to “a step on the path of the temporal and spatial division of the mosque, which is a flagrant violation of all human laws and norms.”

Earlier, the judge at the Magistrates Court in the holy occupied city of al-Quds, Bilha Yahalom, said that the alleged form of prayer “cannot be considered a ‘criminal act.’”

The compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, is located in the Old City of East al-Quds, which the Israeli regime occupied as part of the entire Palestinian territory of the West Bank during a war in 1967.

The regime has been dotting the territory with hundreds of illegal settlements ever since the occupation.

Israeli settlers already storm the mosque’s compound at least twice every day under full protection of the regime’s forces.

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