It also criticizes the Palestinian Authority for selling out Palestine. Tensions rise in Jerusalem: 1,620 Jews yesterday visited the Esplanade of the Mosques, a record since 1967. Clashes between the Islamic WAFQ and the Israeli police after protesting Palestinian is slapped in the face.
Jerusalem (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Al-Qaeda's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is calling on Muslims to arm themselves against the US, just hours after the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.
In a five-minute video released last night, entitled "Tel Aviv is also Muslim land", he lashed out against US President Donald Trump and states that "detente does not work", "resistance through jihad" is needed " .
In the recording, the Egyptian doctor, successor to Osama Bin Landen after his death in 2011, criticizes the Palestinian Authority, accusing its officials of having “sold out Palestine". He also lashes out against the Islamic countries that have entered the United Nations – an organization guilty of recognizing Israel and not following sharia.
Meanwhile, there are growing concerns and tensions for today's inauguration ceremony, which also corresponds to the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Jewish state and the Palestinian "nakba" (catastrophe).
Yesterday, while tens of thousands of Israelis celebrated the Jerusalem Day in the streets of the Holy City (anniversary of the city's occupation in 1967), there were clashes on the Esplanade of the Mosques. With a record number since 1967, 1,620 Jews have poured into the area that for them is the "Temple Mount", and that Jewish extremists claim as their own, planning a demolition of mosques.
The Islamic authority responsible for the Islamic cult site, the WAQF clashed with Israeli police after they slapped down a young Palestinian who was shouting at Jewish activists who tried to pray, violating the Status Quo which regulates the sacred places and forbids Jews from praying on the Esplanade.