GCC chief condemns extremists, Israeli Knesset member for storming Al-Aqsa Mosque

RIYADH: The Secretary-Normal of the Gulf Cooperation Council condemned on Sunday the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque by extremists and a member of the Israeli Knesset beneath the safety of Israeli police.
Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf’s condemnation comes as tens of 1000’s of flag-waving Israeli nationalists marched by the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis on Sunday.
Many marchers sang and danced as they wound their approach by the streets. Others sought confrontation, chanting “Dying to Arabs.”
Al-Hajjraf stated the brand new developments had been a flagrant violation and a harmful escalation.
He pressured the necessity for Israel to respect the historic, authorized and spiritual scenario in Jerusalem, and referred to as on the worldwide group to imagine its duties to protect the security of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest web site in Islam.
The Secretary-Normal urged Israel to abide by its obligations as an occupying energy in accordance with worldwide humanitarian legislation.
The Arab League additionally condemned the march, with secretary-general Ahmed Aboul Gheit saying the transfer constituted ‘a brand new violation of the established order, and represented a significant provocation to the sentiments of the Arab and Islamic nations.’
The so-called ‘Flag March’ was aimed primarily at selling Israel’s agenda and realizing the acute proper’s targets of abolishing all Palestinian presence in occupied East Jerusalem as effectively imposing restrictions on worshipers on the Al-Haram Al-Sharif, a press release stated.
In a press release Kuwait condemned the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque ‘by extremists beneath the safety of Israeli forces.’
“These flagrant violations, which provoke Muslims’ emotions and run counter to worldwide legislation, portend repercussions on worldwide and regional stability and safety, and improve the alternatives of religious-based confrontations,” Kuwait’s international ministry stated within the assertion.
Kuwait additionally referred to as on the UN Safety Council act on the supposed violations and compel Israeli forces to respect worldwide legislation, and supply safety to Palestinians as effectively.
Egypt additionally warned towards the damaging penalties of the incident, which may trigger an escalation in tensions in Palestine.


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