• March 15, 2008

Astal: Zionists plan to kill Sheikh Salah for exposing plot against Aqsa

Astal: Zionists plan to kill Sheikh Salah for exposing plot against Aqsa

MP Dr. Younis Al-Astal, a member of the Hamas parliamentary bloc, on Saturday charged that the Zionist scheme to assassinate Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 areas, was due to his efforts in exposing the accelerating plans to demolish the Aqsa Mosque through excavations, which have started since 1967.


In a statement received by the PIC, Astal said that the disclosure of these malicious intentions followed the Israeli latest excavations which show that the Zionists are in a hurry to destroy the Aqsa Mosque.


The lawmaker explained that Sheikh Salah does not fear to expose the Zionist schemes to media outlets and mobilizes the Islamic world against those schemes.


Astal opined that if those Zionist fanatics carried out their crime and murdered Sheikh Salah, they would never be able to kill the idea he struggled and lived for.


The MP said in conclusion that it was imperative on the Islamic countries to support resistance in the occupied Palestinian lands, describing such support as the only guarantee for avoiding the demolition of the Aqsa.