Muslims from all over the world have voiced their intense outrage over a video that shows Israeli settlers having a party inside the Al Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, Palestine, and flagrantly insulting the sacredness of the shrine.
Social media users are outraged by the video and calling for harsh punishment for the perpetrators as well as a condemnation of it by the Muslim leadership.
In a flagrant violation of the mosque’s sanctity, the video was uploaded on Twitter by Palestine Online, a website that documents Israeli atrocities against Palestine. Palestine Online claimed that the ‘colonial Israeli settlers’ had organised the music festival at the Hebron mosque.
On February 25, 1994, Israeli soldiers opened fire on the Al Ibrahimi Mosque during the Fajr prayer, killing hundreds of Palestinians. 29 worshipers were killed in the horrifying attack, and hundreds more were hurt.
A similar video of an Israeli settler woman dancing in the courtyards of the revered Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Palestine, surfaced on October 2, 2022. As a result, her behaviour drew harsh condemnation from online users.
It should be noted that the Al-Aqsa mosque is highly revered by all three Abrahamic religions—Islam, Christianity, and Judaism—yet the authorities took no action to stop the criminal.
According to statistics, there are currently 440,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank of Palestine, an increase of 42% since 2010.