OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Occupation authorities started implementing a new scheme in Buraq Square in order to change the status quo in the area.
Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, denounced in a statement on Wednesday, the Israeli new scheme in Buraq Square.
The occupation bulldozers began on Tuesday demolishing buildings north of Buraq Square in order to implement the project “Strauss”, which includes the service-buildings as services units, a police station and Rabbi Visitor Center.
He added that the project will significantly affect the neighboring houses overlooking the Buraq Wall.
Sheikh al-Khatib considered that the occupation authorities are working hard to change the status quo in the Buraq Square in total violation to the international laws and norms.
He sent a letter to the Jordanian Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs where he briefed him on the Israeli serious actions in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to take steps to stop the Judaization policy in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
For its part, the Foundation for Maintenance of al-Aqsa and Holy Sites condemned the heinous crime carried out by the occupation forces on Tuesday, where 7 female students attending study circles at the Aqsa Mosque were arrested.
The Foundation said that the occupation forces released six of them, and kept one for interrogation.
The students’ arrest came after storming al-Aqsa mosque by MK Moshe Feiglin, from the Likud Beiteinu party.
The Islamic movement in 1948-occupied Palestinian territories denounced the students’ arrest.