The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Muslim states and Palestinian resistance movements have strongly condemned Israeli forces for violating the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East al-Quds and allowing extremist settlers to raid worshippers at Islam’s third holiest site.
Ahlulbayt News Agency: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Muslim states and Palestinian resistance movements have strongly condemned Israeli forces for violating the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East al-Quds and allowing extremist settlers to raid worshippers at Islam’s third holiest site.
The OIC said in a statement that such repeated sacrilegious attacks come as part of the Tel Aviv regime’s bids to change the historical and legal status quo in al-Quds, emphasizing that such attempts constitute a violation of international law, the Geneva Conventions and relevant United Nations resolutions.
The inter-governmental organization held the Israeli regime fully responsible for the consequences of these systematic attacks, calling on the international community, especially the UN Security Council, to assume its responsibilities to put an end to such violations.
The OIC also called for the establishment of peace on the basis of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and creation of an independent Palestinian state with East al-Quds as its capital in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
The so-called Arab Peace Initiative calls for Israel’s complete withdrawal from the Palestinian territories occupied after 1967 in exchange for peace and the full normalization of relations.
Separately, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez denounced violations against al-Aqsa Mosque by extremist settlers under the protection of Israeli regime police.
He said in a press statement that Cairo has always warned against raids on al-Aqsa Mosque, which enjoys a great and sacred status among all Muslims worldwide.
Hafez said it is the responsibility of Israeli authorities to protect worshipers in order to maintain security and stability, stressing the need to refrain from any actions that would escalate tensions.
He underlined the need for resumption of the so-called peace negotiations in accordance with international law, and known UN resolutions.
Jordan also denounced Israel's continued violations against al-Aqsa Mosque.
Daifallah al-Fayez, spokesman for the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said in a statement that Israeli actions against the mosque are rejected and condemned, and represent a violation of international law, and Israel's obligations as an occupying power in East al-Quds.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Hamadeh, a spokesman for the Islamic Resistance Movement of Hamas, has condemned violence against Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the holy city of al-Quds.
Hamadeh called on Palestinians to stream into al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque, and seize the opportunity to stand up against the Tel Aviv regime’s violations.
The Islamic Jihad resistance movement also denounced the desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque as an act of terror and aggression that targets all Muslims and Arabs.