Thursday, April 9, 2020   

  Home     About     Guest Editorials     Advertise     Blog     Site Map     Links     Contact      Subscribe RSS      Subscribe Email  
Home » General

Settlers desecrate West Bank mosque

12 May 2014 General No Comment Email This Post Email This Post

Muslims_Palestine

WEST BANK

 A member of the Palestinian Legislative Council on Sunday denounced the desecration of a West Bank mosque by scores of Jewish settlers.

“Tens of settlers broke into the Mosque of Prophet Yunus in the town of Halhul in the south of the occupied West Bank in the early hours of Sunday and defiled it,” Mariam Saleh told Anadolu Agency.

“The desecration of the mosque happened under official protection from the Israeli army,” she said.

Saleh said settler attacks on mosques have become a common occurrence, adding that hundreds of settlers had desecrated Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil and Joseph’s Tomb in the northern West Bank in recent days.

Eyewitnesses have confirmed the desecration of the Mosque of Prophet Yunus by scores of settlers this morning.

Frequent violations of Muslim houses of worship in the occupied Palestinian territories by Israelis anger Palestinians and occasionally lead to violent confrontations.

“U.N. organizations must provide protection to the houses of worship, including churches,” MP Saleh said.

She called on the Palestinian Authority to deploy guards around mosques during the nights to protect them against settlers’ attacks.

By Alaa Rimawi

englishnews@aa.com.tr

Original post: Settlers desecrate West Bank mosque





Have your say!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>