On Sunday, roughly 140 settlers, accompanied by about 40 Israeli security personnel, forced their way into the iconic mosque compound, triggering clashes with Palestinian Muslim worshipers.
Earlier Tuesday, Israeli occupation municipality demolished a Jerusalemite apartment, two rooms, and four stores in Silwan town to the south of al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Civil Administration, which governs the West Bank, was this week re-evaluating whether to proceed, as campaigners said that Ottoman-era land ownership documents note that Susiya belongs to its current residents.
“Despite that, the suspect continued to run and when he attempted to get to the roof of another building, he fell off it and was mortally wounded”, a police statement said.
“We continue to urge the Israeli government to refrain from unhelpful actions that undercut the possibility of a two-state solution”, Toner concluded.
The Israeli army, the council said, practiced “state terrorism”, which, it went on to assert, “is more unsafe than any other [form of] terrorism”.
“I call upon all religious and political leaders to prevent extremist elements from abusing the sanctity of holy sites”, he declared.
Its significance has been reinforced by the Islamic incident of Al Isra’a and Al Mi’raj – the night journey from Makkah to Al-Quds and the ascent to the Heavens by Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him).
Israeli incursions into al-Aqsa Mosque, the killings and the ongoing Israeli settlements expansion would push “the Palestinian leadership to take important decisions”, Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, warned in a statement on the official Palestinian Wafa news agency.
In 2014, Israel was accused of breaking global law when the government demolished “several EU-funded humanitarian projects in a settlement zone”, according to RT.