World Bulletin / News Desk
Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, head of the Supreme Muslim Council in Jerusalem,has condemned Israeli calls to ban the call to prayer in the city after the Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat called on Israeli police to apply ‘unbearable noise’ law against calls to prayer at Jerusalem's mosques.
"The Adhan [call to prayer] is one of the most important aspects of the Islamic faith," Sabri told Anadolu Agency.
"Israel has no right to interfere in our religious affairs," he said. "We will stand firmly against any Israeli attempt to ban the call to prayer in Jerusalem’s mosques."
Sabri went on to assert that the main source of "unbearable noise" was the incessant buzzing of Israeli warplanes "over Palestine".
He said: "If Barkat wants to talk about ‘unbearable noise’, he should stop Israeli warplanes from buzzing over our territories; occupation tanks from rolling through our streets; bulldozers from razing our homes; and army troops from shooting our people."