The UAE-Israel deal that has been agreed upon in August 20 reverses the status of Masjid Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef.
Masjid Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef has been recognised by Israel up until this deal to be a Muslim prayer area. The Islamic Waqf is also recognised by Israel as a body controlling and managing of Masjid Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef.
The UAE-Israel deal changes all previous understanding. The deal now states only the Black Domed, Massala Al-Aqsa (Qibli Mosque), is the prayer area for Muslims while the rest of Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef is “open to worshippers of all faiths”.
Further, the control of Masjid Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef is likely to be taken over by Israel. This means Israel will not only control who can enter the Masjid Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef but how it is run and managed.
This surrendering of the Haram Sharef by the UAE-Israel deal is the dream of Jewish extremist Temple Mount groups. The UAE-Israel deal has not only offered the Temple Mount groups full access to the Haram Sharef but the control of Masjid Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef to Israel.
Looking at what happened to the Al-Khalil (Ebrahimi Mosque) in Hebron, if this deal is ratified it could give pretext to Israel to gain full sovereignty over Masjid Al-Aqsa Haram Sharef.