Soldiers on Monday violated the status quo on the esplanade of the mosques in east Jerusalem by raising Israel’s flag, the head of the Islamic Waqf organization that oversees the compound charged. “More than 180 soldiers from a special Israeli army unit today raised a large Israeli flag opposite the mosque of the Rock, which is a grave provocation,” Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib told AFP. The sprawling esplanade containing the Al-Aqsa mosque and the adjacent Dome of the Rock in the historic Old City is the third-holiest site in Islam after Saudi Arabia’s Mecca and Medina.It is also the holiest site for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount because it was the location of the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.Sheikh Khatib said the soldiers entered the esplanade during a visit approved and organized by Israeli police.He said he had made a complaint both to the Israeli police and to the Jordanian authorities. Jordan, which has a 1994 peace treaty with Israel, is the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri confirmed to AFP that there had been an incident but said it concerned “a small flag,” and said that a senior officer at the scene quickly intervened to expel the soldiers from the compound.
Demikianlah tindakan biadap tentera Israel malangnya kita tidak mampu melakukan apa-apa sedangkan tapak tersebut merupakan tempat ketiga paling suci buat kita setelah Masjidil Haram Makah dan Masjid Nabawi Medinah. Bagi Israel keseluruhan Jurusalem termasuklah komplek Masjid al Aqsa adalah merupakan jajahan mereka.
Sejak dijajah Negara Haram Israel begitulah nasib kita umat Islam, saudara-saudara kita yang lemah namun cekal semangatnya bertahan walau dijajah demi membela al Aqsa, namun kita yang bersenang-lenang di sini dan merata dunia Islam lain duduk sekadar melihat. Lebih malang lagi sibuk berbalah pula sesama sendiri……………..