has been blocked this year after the Israeli authorities banned the Islamic Movement in 1948 occupied Palestine last November.
The festival was first held in 1996 when the Israeli occupation had stepped up Judaization schemes at and around the holy al-Aqsa, by digging tunnels under the holy shrine.
However, the festival was not held this year after the Israeli authorities outlawed the Islamic Movement and its affiliated institutions in November 2015. Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib, deputy leader of the Islamic Movement, stressed that the prevention of the festival is a foregone conclusion of the Israeli ban on the Islamic Movement.
The festival has become an international event followed up by Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims around the world, he said.
“Al-Aqsa in Danger festival was not held this year due to the Israeli ban on Islamic Movement’s activities; however, this doesn’t mean anything. Al-Aqsa Mosque will be always the central issue for all Muslims.”
Tens of thousands of people used to attend al-Aqsa in Danger Festival in Umm al-Fahm city within the Green Line amid large participation of Palestinian national and Islamic figures.