A huge banner bearing the image of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and Hamas flags greeted the tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers who arrived at Al-Aqsa Mosque for the first Friday of Ramadan.
Palestinian worshipers hung a huge banner on bearing the image of the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from one of the external walls at the entrance of Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The banner read, “Jerusalem – supports legitimacy – against the coup”, a reference to the former Egyptian president’s recent overthrow by the military.
On Saturday July 13 2013, over 12,000 Palestinians from Arab-Israelis held a pro-Morsi demonstration in the Arab town of Kafr Kanna in Israel.
The Palestinian Authority strongly criticized Saturday raising the picture for the ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi at al -Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and called for keeping the Muslim holy site away from inter-Arab conflicts.
The Palestinian News Agency Wafa released that the “minister” of Waqf and Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habbash warned against using al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem as ground for inter-Arab conflict. He said the Mosque and Jerusalem should remain a symbol for Arab and Muslim unity, and not for division.
Gen. Abdel Fatah Said Al-Sisi, Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces since 12 August 2012 and the current Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces led the military coup against the elected President Mohamed Morsi and arrest him together with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt.