Israeli authorities prevent the workers of the Hebron Reconstruction Committee from working in the Ibrahimi Mosque

Jerusalem24 – For the second day in a row, the Israeli authorities prevented the workers of the Hebron Reconstruction Committee from resuming their work inside the corridors of the Ibrahimi Mosque.

The workers of the Hebron Reconstruction Committee reported that the occupation soldiers suspended them from their work in the Ibrahimi Mosque and forced them to leave the compound immediately and stop working inside it without giving reasons. Today, the workers were surprised at the military checkpoint erected at the entrance to the Ibrahimi Mosque prohibiting them from entering.

Imad Hamdan, Director-General of the Hebron Reconstruction Committee, indicated that the Israeli measures come to obstruct and curtail the work carried out by the Hebron Reconstruction Committee and to paralyze the responsibilities of the Palestinian national administrative institutions on the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Hamdan added that the Jewish settlers are seeking with all their might and might to take full control of the Ibrahimi Mosque in all its sections, corridors and squares so that they can implement their plans to convert it into a synagogue. Between the elevator and the car parks inside the southern Ibrahimi Mosque square, after the land was confiscated and the administrative and legal powers were unjustly taken from the Hebron Municipality and the Islamic Endowments Directorate in order to implement the plans.

Hamdan also called for the urgent intervention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO” to prevent Israeli obstacles in front of efforts to preserve the Palestinian cultural heritage, as the Ibrahimi Mosque was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2017.

 

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