Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki sent two identical messages to the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, regarding the Israeli escalation of Al-Aqsa Mosque “with the aim of dividing it.”
Al-Maliki said that “the Israeli occupation authorities continue to deliberately give more religious character to the daily incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque in implementation of its expansionist colonial ambitions in occupied Jerusalem, the latest of which was what happened yesterday in raising the Israeli flag publicly in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque and performing collective and public Talmudic rituals also in its courtyards, in addition to the noticeable increase in the number of intruders, and the introduction of religious books for prayer and their public reading by Jewish extremists.
He added: “This comes at a time when the occupation authorities are escalating their restrictions on the Islamic endowments and working to withdraw their powers and prevent them from performing their tasks, as well as their restrictions that prevent the access of Palestinian citizens to pray in the mosque, as an integral part of the aggression of the occupation and its Judaization projects in Jerusalem and its old city.”
Al-Maliki urged the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to move at all levels to “clarify and expose the real and serious dangers to which Al-Aqsa Mosque is exposed, including urging all parties to assume their responsibilities to provide protection for Al-Quds and its citizens and sanctities in general, and Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular.”
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