IOF threaten to demolish mosque in East Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Tuesday threatened to demolish the al-Qa’qaa’ Mosque, in Silwan town, East Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.ِAccording to the Palestinian Information Center (PIC), member of the mosque’s supervision personnel, Sheikh Hani Abu Tayeh, said the objection to the demolition order, issued on October 7, expires by November 7.

He said the mosque’s committee will appeal to the Israeli court to nullify the order, but a lawyer should be appointed to that very end.

He urged the Islamic Waqf (Endowment) Department, in its status as the guardian of Islamic mosques, to appoint a lawyer to contest the demolition order.

Abu Tayeh added that the committee received a similar order on August 20.

The mosque’s committee has paid all electricity and water dues and is ready to pay all the fees emanating from any projected legal procedures, he further stated.