Lapid made a statement to Israel Radio regarding the increasing tension in Masjid al-Aqsa in occupied East Jerusalem due to successive raids and attacks by the Israeli police in recent days.
Lapid, who attributes the violence of the Israeli police against those who are in Itikaf in Aksa to the “irresponsibility of the government,” said, “This is what will happen if this place is left to the responsibility of the most extremist person in the state of Israel.”
Former Prime Minister Lapid used the phrase “TikTok clown only wants to set fire to the Middle East” for Israeli Minister of National Security Ben-Gvir.
The Israeli police’s use of disproportionate force against the Muslims in Masjid al-Aqsa for two nights in a row, using sound bombs, rubber bullets and batons, escalated the tension in the occupied East Jerusalem and increased the tension in the West Bank.
The Israeli police intervened and did not allow them to enter the Palestinian youth who were trying to come to the Masjid al-Aqsa for prayers in the early hours of the morning. The Palestinian youth, who were not allowed in, performed morning prayers around the Masjid al-Aqsa. Later, fanatical Jewish settlers raided the courtyard of Masjid al-Aqsa under the protection of Israeli forces.
Raid calls to Aksa during Passover
During the Passover (Passover) Festival on April 5-13, fanatical Jews increased their calls for raids on Aqsa.
During this period, Palestinians, who were waiting for a raid, called for Muslims to Itikaf in Masjid al-Aqsa during Ramadan.
Fifteen fanatical Jewish rabbis also wrote letters to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir.
In the letter, the rabbis, who asked Netanyahu and Ben-Gvir to allow Jewish settlers to sacrifice at Masjid al-Aqsa on Passover, offered a reward of $5,500 to those who succeeded in sacrificing.