Israeli attack on Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem condemned

Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem condemned

Representatives of various Arab countries this Friday condemned the attack by Israeli forces on Palestinian worshipers who were staying in the esplanade of mosques in occupied East Jerusalem near Al-Aqsa Mosque during the celebration of the month of Ramadan.

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abulgheit said that “the Israeli attacks on believers since early Friday morning represent a continuation of a series of Israeli abuses and provocations aimed at dividing al-Aqsa in space and time.”

“Constant incursions by settlers and extremist gangs are tolerated while Palestinians are prevented from performing their rituals, which threatens to escalate the situation dangerously,” he said.

Similarly, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Said Jatibzade stressed that “the crimes committed by the Zionists against the oppressed people of Palestine demonstrate the growing weakness of this occupation regime.”

The official said Israel’s actions against Palestine violated international law. He also called on governments and international organizations to support the people and prevent attacks by the occupiers.

Another statement against the Israeli attack on the mosque was that of the Jordanian government in a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which viewed the event as “a dangerous escalation.”

After the attack, Palestinian Presidency spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina issued a statement saying that “this barbaric aggression (…) amounts to a declaration of war on our people”.

According to the Free Palestine platform, more than 150 people were injured and 450 arrested in the attack by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.