A senior Palestinian official warned on Sunday of a regional religious war that might break out, as long as tension at al-Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem goes on.
Mahmoud Habbash, the Palestinian Chief Judge, said that the reflection of endless Israeli attacks and assaults on al-Aqsa Mosque would certainly be heading toward a religious war in the region.
“The religious war may first break out between Israel and the Palestinians, expand and include the Arab World, then the entire world.
“Israel is the one which pushes everyone to a dangerous war,” Mr. Habbash said.
He called on the international community to intervene to stop Israel’s practices and its attempts to divide al-Aqsa Mosque area into time and place.
Mr. Habbsah noted that it was the role of the Arabs and Muslims to protect the holy shrine.
Mr. Habbash’s remarks were made in comment to the clashes that erupted earlier on Sunday between dozens of prayers and Israeli police forces at yards of the Mosque.