The radio network regularly features Iranian and anti-Semitic propaganda and death threats against Jews.
The Al-Quds network, the official radio station of the Islamic Jihad terror group, has been exclusively broadcasting special nightly Ramadan prayers from the Mount's al-Aqsa Mosque since last week. The station is also broadcasting the Tarawih prayers, special Sunni Muslim prayers recited at night during Ramadan.
Islamic Jihad, together with the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, took responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel the last three years. Islamic Jihad also carried out scores of deadly rocket and shooting attacks and is one of the most active Palestinian terrorist organizations.
According to Palestinian leaders in the Gaza Strip, the nightly prayer broadcast on Islamic Jihad's station is currently the most popular radio program in the Palestinian territories. The broadcast affords Palestinians isolated to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank the opportunity to listen to the Tarawih prayers live from the al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the third holiest site in Islam.
The last few days the special broadcasts, sampled by WND, have been preceded and followed by Islamic Jihad speeches featuring anti-Israel propaganda, such as calling for the destruction of the Jewish state and advocating Palestinian solidarity with Iran.
It was unclear whether Islamic Jihad had official permission from Israel or from the Waqf Islamic custodians of the Temple Mount to broadcast from the holy site, located in Jerusalem and jointly administered by the Waqf and Israeli police.
A spokesperson for Israel's Police Authority did not return phone calls before press time.
According to Palestinian security sources, Islamic Jihad's Al-Quds radio has been using technicians from the Voice of Palestine, the official radio network of the Palestinian Authority, to facilitate the Temple Mount broadcasts, even though the program is not aired on PA radio.
The sources said the Waqf as well as the PA is "well aware" Islamic Jihad is broadcasting from the Mount.
Saleh Al-Massri, Al-Quds radio station manager said the Temple Mount broadcasts provide Islamic Jihad with "an opportunity to spread Islam and its values and to bring some happiness to the suffering Palestinians who can't reach the al-Aqsa Mosque for Tarawih prayers."
Reprinted with the permission of WorldNetDaily