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Israel continues provocative acts in Palestine.

| RAMALLAH, Feb 12 (KUNA) -- Head of the Islamic Movement in Palestine, Raed Salah said on Tuesday that Israel has built around 100 synagogues around the perimeters of Al-Aqsa Mosque, describing the move as "strangling" and aimed at judaizing one of Islam's most holiest of shrines.

He added in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the Israeli government is responsible for the reoccuring break-ins into the mosque, in which settlers are seen performing Talmudic prayers in the mosque's courtyards, and most recently audaciously raising the Israeli flag at the Dome of the Rock.

The Israeli government is planning to build Solomon's Temple, an extremely holy Jewish shrine thought to have been in the place of the mosque in ancient times according to the Hebrew Bible, although there is no direct archaeological evidence for the existence of the shrine.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority called on the international community and the International Quartet to work on protecting the two-state solution by putting a stop to Israel's settlement building on Palestinian lands.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the new settlement on the Palestinian land means the continuation of the policies of the Israeli government that aimed to destroy the peace process between the two countries.

Added in a press statement that the Israeli Ministry authentication on the construction of 90 housing units in (Bethel) in Ramallah is a real vandalism to the coming visit of the U.S. President Barack Obama to the country.

Lately the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) warned of the intention of the Jewish organizations to providing Easter oblation in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, while Al-Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage revealed on Monday, that Israeli organizations have stepped up their activities in Jerusalem in an attempt to speed up the building of the alleged temple which constitutes a direct threat to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Hamas also called the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to carry their roles and responsibilities in protecting Al-Aqsa mosque and Jerusalem from the risk of Judaization.

At the same Israeli forces launched a campaign of arrests of Hamas activists and supporters on Monday from various governorates of the West, they also arrested two university students in Tulkarem, and four youths from the village of Tal.

The president of the Palestinian government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, asked the human rights organizations and the Arab and international humanitarian to rush in saving the prisoners in Israeli jails especially the hunger strikers.

Meanwhile, a human rights organization expressed its deeply concerned about the serious deterioration in the health of the Palestinian prisoner Samer al-Issawi on hunger strike since 203 days.

The Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association said in a press statement that the health status of a prisoner Al-Issawi extremely difficult adding that the kidneys have stopped working as reported by the International Committee of the Red Cross on Monday. (end) KUNA 121707 Feb 13NNNN

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
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Date:Feb 12, 2013
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