The Hamas movement condemned the call by Zionist extremists to attack the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the day of Arafa on Thursday.

Iran Press/Middle East: Rafat Naseef, one of the leaders of the Hamas movement, said in a statement on Wednesday: "Such calls and insults to Al-Aqsa Mosque are provoking the feelings of more than 1.5 billion Muslims."

Naseef accused Israel of abusing the issue of the Coronavirus Pandemic to take hostile action and to give green light to an attack by Zionist settlers on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Hamas official further called on all Palestinians living in Jerusalem Al Quds to defend it by attending the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

He noted that the option of resistance and a comprehensive confrontation with the occupying regime could be a guarantee to stop its hostilities and aggression.

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