|code: 248907||Date: 2011/06/23||source: Palestine info|
Not one stone found relating to Jerusalem’s alleged Jewish history
Sheikh Sabri said Israel’s opening of a Biblical park south of Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem was only a further attempt to erase the Arab-Islamic identity of the region, Sabri said.
Israeli authorities have been building the Biblical park atop the Umayyad palaces in Jerusalem. But Sabri said that archaeologists agree that the stones along the southern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque are remains of the Umayyad palaces, proving that the entire area is an Islamic endowment.
“We do not recognize any change to the status of Jerusalem, and we reserve our religious, historic, geographic, and cultural heritage in the city, no matter how long or how many generations succeed,” Sabri said.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference, which has a permanent delegation to the UN, has condemned the opening of the Biblical park south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling these and all other excavations Israel carries out in Jerusalem a blatant violation of international law and the Geneva Convention, which prohibits that an occupying force tampers with the historic sites of the occupied people.
“The violation calls for immediate mobilization from the UNESCO and all related UN bodies and world countries to stop Israel from continued violations against the Muslim’s holy sites, civilization, and history,” said OIC secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
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