Hamas has called for an urgent national meeting with the Palestinian Authority and Fatah movement to agree on a unified Palestinian strategy to deal with Israeli destructive schemes in al-Quds (Jerusalem).
The call was issued by head of Hamas political Bureau Khaled Mashaal on Wednesday during a conference in Ankara, Turkey, on the issue of al-Quds.
Mashaal said in his speech that no Palestinian or Arab or Muslim leader is authorized or has a mandate to sign an agreement that harms al-Quds and the holy sites.
â€œProtecting al-Quds and the Aksa Mosque against Judaization, demolition and division should be a shared national goal,â€ he said.
Mashaal called for a decisive Palestinian, Arab and Islamic stance toward al-Quds that rejects any concessions in the city.
â€œWe need to affirm to ourselves, the future generations and the world that al-Quds is the essence of the cause and conflict and a political, religious, national and historic symbol,â€ he added. â€œThere should be no differing over this.â€
The Hamas leader said that building an Arab, Islamic and Palestinian military capability is the only way to restore al-Quds and its holy sites.
The first step toward building such a military force should be to launch resistance attacks against Israel, Mashaal said.
He also condemned the Palestinian Authority for its recent stances in making a deal with the occupying regime of Israel.
Hamas believes the Palestinian Authority is bowing under the pressures form the Israeli regime to undermine Palestiniansâ€™ rights.
Mashaal called for an all-out popular uprising against Israel under the motto of â€œdefending al-Quds against demolition and division.â€
Israeli regimeâ€™s recent illegal constructions and demolitions inside al-Quds and around the al-Aqsa mosque have caused worries and widespread condemnations among Palestinians and other Muslim countries. Al-Aqsa is one of the most important religious and holy sites among Muslims all over the world.
Al-Aqsa is located in East al-Quds, a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.