On Saturday, some 3,000
people gathered in town of Kabul in the occupied territories where they chanted
slogans against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and held signs which
read, “The muezzin law won’t pass” or “Don’t silence the muezzin.”
“We will continue to
sound our calls to prayer, we’ll even increase the volume of our muezzins,”
said a local imam.
On Wednesday, the
Israeli parliament, Knesset, gave its preliminary approval to the “muezzin”
bill which would ban Muslim calls to prayer from being announced
from loudspeakers at mosques in occupied Palestine, Press TV reported.
“This law is an advanced
form of racial incitement against the Palestinians,” said the Palestinian
Foreign Ministry in an earlier statement. “It encourages the dissemination
of hatred between the followers of divine religions in Palestine — it is
against the culture of tolerance and peace,” it added.
If the law is passed, it
will be enforced in East Jerusalemal-Quds and the rest of the occupied Palestinian
territories apart from around the al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third
holiest site for Muslims after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in