Don't 'Challenge' Us In The Month Of Ramadan - Israel


Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant claimed that the authorities will respect freedom of worship during the month of Ramadan and warned any party that tries to test them with violence.

He also said that Israel will respect the freedom of worship in the Al-Aqsa mosque and all the holy places of Muslims.

Through an official video clip on Telegram, he gave the impression that the month of Ramadan is the month of jihad for Muslims and they warn everyone not to try to commit violence.

The statement was made amid concerns about the tension during Ramadan in the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is the main location where violence increases every year during the fasting month for Muslims.

The area is also the holiest site for Jews, who know it as the Temple Mount.

Jordan's Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi said, restrictions imposed by Israel on the access of Muslim pilgrims to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during Ramadan have the potential to trigger an 'explosion of violence'.

Safadi said in a statement that Jordan rejected the move announced by Israel to limit access to al-Aqsa Mosque during the month of Ramadan and the need for security against the ongoing war in Gaza.

He said Jordan echoes the Palestinian view that such restrictions are an attack on freedom of worship.

The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, today called for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian war in the Gaza Strip and the conflict in Sudan as the holy month of Ramadan begins.

Last Friday, the Spokesman of the Hamas Fighters urged the Palestinian people to move and head towards the al-Aqsa Mosque to defend their right to worship in a place considered holy by the universal Muslims.