Jerusalem’s former Grand Mufti and main preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri said that the Israeli occupation’s decision to prevent him from traveling will not intimidate him, and will not stop him from continuing to preach at Al-Aqsa.
83-year-old Sheikh Sabri said in a tweet, “By God’s grace, he has honored us with the blessing of Rabat in Jerusalem, and we will never leave this blessed land, God willing.”
“This unjust decision will not change my position, will not prevent me, and will not deter me from performing my religious duty towards my people and my nation, and my defense of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque will continue as long as I live,” he added.
On Sunday evening, May 15, Israeli occupation authorities banned Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, from travelling abroad four a period of four months.
According to the Safa news agency, the occupation claimed that Sheikh Sabri poses a danger to the security of the state of Israel.
The Israeli authorities have previously prevented Sheikh Sabri from traveling more than once in the past years, and have also prevented him for months from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque.