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Arab states neglect Al-Aqsa says head of Jerusalem Waqf

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Azzam al-Khatib, head of the Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem, criticized all Arab states, except for Jordan, for their inaction on Israeli violations of the mosque area.
The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as Palestinians pray on the third Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud July 18, 2014. An Israeli police spokesman said on Friday that police allowed only Palestinian men over the age of 50 to enter a compound which houses Al-Aqsa mosque and is known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. He added that seven people were detained on suspicion of throwing stones at p

JERUSALEM — If Israel attacks Al-Aqsa Mosque, it will lead to a new uprising, warned Azzam al-Khatib, director of the Islamic Waqf (Religious Endowment) and Al-Aqsa Affairs in Jerusalem.

“Muslims will not allow any attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque, whether from inside or outside,” he said.

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