Jewish settlers on Thursday renewed their calls to carry out the ritual slaughter of animals inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound during the Passover holiday, known as Pesach, which is due to begin on April 5, the official WAFA news agency reported.
In a letter sent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, 15 rabbis said it was in Israel’s “national interest” to allow the animal sacrifice.
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According to WAFA, the so-called Temple Mount groups, which seek to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple, have offered a financial reward to anyone who manages to kill an animal, or even to those caught for trying. to conduct the burnt offering.
The provocative calls came as Israel’s occupation army announced a total closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip crossings for the Jewish holiday.