Publish date6 Apr 2023 - 11:58
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World leaders denounce Israeli aggression against Palestinians in al-Aqsa Mosque

World leaders have condemned the new round of Israeli aggression against Palestinians at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound warning of intensification of tensions at the holy site.
World leaders denounce Israeli aggression against Palestinians in al-Aqsa Mosque
Widespread condemnation poured in on Wednesday after Israeli forces staged a second attack against Palestinian worshipers at the compound, where they were observing the holy month of Ramadan.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian condemned the Israeli desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque, saying that the Israelis are confused by the wave of convergence in the Islamic world.

“The desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli forces and their night raid on worshipers of the holy site created painful scenes that are the result of the behavior of human rights advocates who turn a blind eye to Zionism’s crimes,” Amir-Abdollahian tweeted on Thursday.

“The Zionists are confused by the wave of convergence in the Muslim world and the prospect of internal collapse,” he added.

Jordan also denounced the attack, calling on Israeli forces to leave the compound immediately.

In a statement, the UAE’s foreign ministry strongly condemned the brutal raid, saying the regime’s actions risked “exacerbating tension and instability in the region.”

The Israeli act of violence was also condemned by Morocco’s foreign ministry, which highlighted the need “to avoid measures and violations likely to damage chances of peace in the region.”

Qatar warned that such moves “will have serious repercussions on security and stability in the region, and will undermine efforts to revive the stalled peace process if the international community does not hasten to take action.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also condemned the assault, saying, “Trampling on al-Aqsa Mosque is our red line.”

The United States expressed deep concern about the continuing violence in East al-Quds, urging “all sides” to exercise restraint.

“We remain extremely concerned by the continuing violence, and we urge all sides to avoid further escalation,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said at a news conference.

“It’s imperative, now more than ever, that both Israelis and Palestinians work together to de-escalate this tension and to restore a sense of calm,” he added.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government was “extremely concerned” with the inflamed rhetoric coming out of the Israeli regime.

“It is the holy month of Ramadan and Passover together, and both Israeli and Palestinian families deserve to be able to celebrate in peace and security,” he said.

“We need to see Israel shifting in its approach,” said Trudeau. “We need to see a de-escalation of violence and people should be living in peace and prosperity in the region.”

Germany also urged both sides “to do everything possible to calm the situation.”

On Wednesday, the Israeli regime’s forces raided the holy site for the second time in a row and tried to evacuate Palestinian worshipers by firing stun grenades and rubber bullets. Worshipers threw objects at the Israeli troops in response.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least six people were injured in the fresh flare-up.
Meanwhile, the Arab League denounced the regime’s acts of aggression, warning that the raid risked “igniting a spiral of violence that threatens security and stability in the region and the world.”

The body urged the UN Security Council to take prompt action to end such acts of aggression.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also condemned the violence, saying he was “shocked and appalled” by images of Israeli forces beating people at al-Aqsa Mosque.
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