News ID: 13731
Published: 0809 GMT October 19, 2014

Judaization of Quds amounts to crime against humanity: Analyst

Judaization of Quds amounts to crime against humanity: Analyst

A political commentator says the Israeli attempts to Judaize al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the imposition of restrictions on Palestinians amount to crimes against humanity.

Jamal Juma, the head of Stop the Wall campaign from Ramallah, made the remarks during an interview with Press TV while commenting on restrictions imposed by Israel in and around the al-Aqsa Mosque.

“Whatever Israel is doing is illegal and it is a crime against humanity,” Juma said.

Israeli authorities are systematically acting to change the identity and character of al-Quds.
Over the past decades, Israel has tried to change the demographic makeup of the holy city by constructing illegal settlements, destroying historical sites, and expelling the local Palestinian population.

Reports say the Israeli regime is planning to build a synagogue in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound as part of its efforts to further Judaize the occupied Palestinian territories.

Juma also denounced the United States and its Western allies for their silence over Tel Aviv’s policies as the occupying force.

Washington’s unconditional support for Israel, silence by certain European countries and the complicated political situation of Arab states gave the Tel Aviv regime free hand to commit aggressions against Palestinians, the analyst stated.

He added that Israel must be held “accountable” and brought to justice for war crimes in the recent military aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military unleashed aerial attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion of the strip. Over 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the raids.

The political commentator predicted a global uprising against Israel, saying the world public opinion has already turned against the aggressive policies of Tel Aviv.

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