The Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, urged – in a tweet yesterday, Friday – Muslims to pray to the people of Jerusalem and Gaza in their confrontation of the practices of the Israeli occupation in the occupied city, especially the Temple Mount.
Sheikh Al-Khalili described the Jerusalem ites as “the heroes of Rabat in the blessed Jerusalem who dissolved from the sanctities of the noble Al-Aqsa,” and described the people of Gaza as “the heroes of the jihad in Gaza, the glory who stand steadfast like the Rawasi mountains, defying the pride of the occupation.”
The Mufti of the Sultanate has been known in the recent period to express opinion on major political issues, especially with regard to defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque and opposing the normalization of Arab countries with Israel.
The tweet of the Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman sparked a great interaction from thousands of tweeters, whether by commenting, liking or re-tweeting.
Since the beginning of the month of Ramadan and over a period of 12 days, Jerusalemite youth have protested in the vicinity of the Damascus Gate (one of the gates of the Old City) and in other areas east of Jerusalem, in opposition to the Israeli measures that coincided with the advent of the first day of the month of Ramadan, and the occupation tried to change the features of the Amoud Gate runway. And Jerusalemites were prevented from gathering in it.