Salah: Israel wants to divide Al-Aqsa between Jews, Muslims
Divide? I can't get even a fraction of the Temple Mount as a Jewish location.
The head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch, Sheikh Ra'ad Salah, said on Saturday that Israel is trying to forcibly divide the Al-Aqsa mosque between Jews and Muslims, Israel Radio reported.
The report also quoted Salah as saying that anyone trying to resist this effort by Israel risks being arrested or even killed "in cold blood".
He referenced as an example Ahmed Hatib, who stole a gun from a guard last week in Jerusalem's Old City, and was killed in an ensuing gunfight with another guard.
Speaking at a convention in East Jerusalem, Salah also said that the Israeli establishment is systematically attempting to Judaize the city, and disconnect it from its Palestinian surroundings in order to easily transfer its Arab population.
Salah said, according to the radio report, that Israel's goal is to turn Jerusalem into a "nonnegotiable" issue, and called on Arabs to protect the mosque and not to surrender.