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Al-Rahma Gate is the gate of uprising

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15.03.2019

The open battle waged by the popular masses when they imposed the fait accompli and forcibly opened the Al-Rahma Mosque on 22 February has not ended yet. It was clear that Israel’s retreat was tactical in order to avoid largescale confrontations that could have broken out if the occupation authorities did not back down in favour of calm and quiet gradual work. While this battle exposed, once again, the occupation authority’s old plans for Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Holy Basin. It opened the door for an intifada which has been on the verge of occurring since the electronic gate battle in October 2015 from which they also emerged victorious.

While all forms of attacks by the settlers and Israeli army and police officers continue against the citizens and their property in the West Bank, the Israeli leadership has moved to escalate and increase its pressure on Gaza. Although Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponents were preoccupied with their election campaigns, the settlement and Judaisation programmes were not affected and did not stop, but increased. All of this is occurring at a time when confusion and foolishness continues on the Palestinian side. The two major parties continue their actions and await the outcome of the elections,........

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