What is being tested at Masjid al-Aqsa - HASAN ÖZTÜRK

What is being tested at Masjid al-Aqsa

What is the connection between the Masjid al-Aqsa crisis and those who conspire against Qatar? Or, what are the benefits of the current state of the crisis in Qatar and the Palestinian issue and who benefits from it?

It’s a very simple question...

It is possible to find the traces of an answer in Israel's silence regarding the Syria crisis; in the Gulf states who are behind Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s coup in Egypt and the quest for a much more controlled power in the fragmented Palestine. Of course, the gun barons and Ksinger's mind cannot be excluded. 

We saw that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stole Saudi Arabia’s role when the Qatar crisis occurred. Furthermore, a simultaneous "royal coup" took place in Saudi Arabia, and ultimately the Crown Prince was hastily dethroned. His replacement by the substitute of the Crown Prince of UAE was a sign that the crisis was not exclusively a Qatar crisis.

While the Islamic world is focused on the Qatar crisis, Israel has strengthened its quiet invasion of the southern part of Syria and has also tested Muslims by stimulating their nerve endings with its attitude toward Masjid al-Aqsa.

According to test results, it is taking up a new position today. First strained, now softening. Meanwhile, the UAE’s Palestinian men are struggling with all their might to demonstrate that they can sell all that can be sold in negotiations with Israel.

Is al-Aqsa the issue of Turkey and a handful of Palestinians?

No one has ever said anything about the territories Israel occupied in Syria for years. Its dangerous instigations on Masjid al-Aqsa were protested only by the voices rising from Palestinians and Turkey. Turkey embraces the cause with the people in the streets, and also with its highest-level statesmen. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reacted by saying, "Al-Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) is the honor, dignity and the holy site not only of the Palestinians, but also of the 1.7 billion people in the Islamic community, and  it cannot be expected that they are to remain unresponsive.” It would not be expected that the person who said “one minute” would remain silent on the matter. 

However, there was no significant reaction toward Israel from the Gulf countries and even from other Islamic countries. Especially, Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s indifference is quite tragic!

Egypt may be suffering from the trauma of the six-day wars. Moreover, under el-Sisi, it seems to have been at least guided by Israel’s general policies. Knowing that Saudi Arabia wants to get into the UAE’s backup, what is happening becomes clearer.

Those who targeted Qatar and brought el-Sisi to power, what are they pursuing in Palestine?

The Palestinian or the Masjid al-Aqsa issue remains a matter of concern for the disintegrated people of Palestine, and Turkey, although it should have been the common matter for the entire Islamic world.

Then, first of all, we need to say that Israel and the forces behind it pitted the entire Islamic community against each other and caused rivalry amongst them, thus it divided the power it was up against into many pieces. As a result, the disunited Islamic world cannot react to Israel's illegitimate attitudes and practices.
Turkey's role in the Qatar crisis is full of important messages both for the Islamic world and the Arabs. So is the current role of Masjid al-Aqsa… 

Turkey has the right attitude. It emphasizes the common values of Islam without making any sectarian distinction. It does not prefer one to the other. (For example, we supported Qatar but did not burn bridges with Saudi Arabia.)

And the salvation of Masjid al-Aqsa is not possible with instigating dissolution and underscoring differences. Instead, it is possible by emphasizing common values and common historical accumulation.

Let us conclude with a few questions:

The Israeli blockade on Masjid al-Aqsa is unacceptable. OK! Israeli soldiers and the Jews’ rape of the Noble Sanctuary is unacceptable. OK!

Well, do we ever wonder about the contacts of those Palestinians, who shot two Israeli soldiers dead at the gates of al-Aqsa (three of them died following the conflict), and where they received their arms from, and what are the results of the investigation?

What kind of conspiracy do those who target Qatar and Turkey, who changed the rule in Egypt with an armed coup, and staged a royal coup in Saudi Arabia have against Palestine? 

And which country profits the most from all of this?

I know I'm asking dangerous questions. But doesn’t one have to ask these questions?

Am I wrong?


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