Tens of thousands of people participated in demonstrations in the Gaza Strip in support of Islamic holy places coming under Israeli occupation attack in the West Bank.
In Gaza city worshipers took to the streets from various mosques after the Friday prayers and converged on the Palestinian Legislative Council square in the city.
Member of the Hamas political bureau, Dr. Khalil al-Hayya, said that today's rally was unique because all Palestinian factions participated in it including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Popular Resistance Committees and others.
He stressed that the rally was an expression of unity in support of holy places and said that Palestinian factions have more in common than differences, pointing out that the demonstrators chose to raise the Palestinian flag rather than any factional flags.
"It is not strange to see such unity in support of holy places. We have come out to demonstrate united raising the Palestinian flag to say that there is more to unite us than to divide us and that our holy places, our refugees, our state, our nation everywhere embody the cause, hope, unity and return God willing," said Hayya.
He called on the Palestinian people to rise up in the face of Israeli attempts to Judaize Islamic holy places.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Najeh Bukairat, the head of the department of manuscripts in the Aqsa Mosque, warned that the occupied city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the holy Mosque are exposed to an unprecedented fierce Zionist attack in the context of a broad campaign to Judaize the city and turn the Arab heritage into a fake Jewish one.
In a statement to the Palestinian information center (PIC), Bukairat said that the synagogue, which Israel intends to open this month inside the Aqsa Mosque, is the culmination of 61 others built above and beneath the ground in the holy city.
He stressed the need to urgently protect the Aqsa Mosque and confront all Zionist threats targeting it and the holy city.