RAMALLAH, Sunday, July 18, 2021 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates urged today the international community to take a decisive stance against the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied capital Jerusalem.
The call came as Israeli occupation forces and scores of Israeli settler fanatics broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound early today morning, attacking worshipers at the holy site and detaining many of them.
“This [Israeli] attack falls within the framework of an official Israeli decision to perpetuate the temporal division of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. It also comes within the framework of Israelization and Judaization of Jerusalem aimed at emptying the city of its Palestinian citizens,” said MoFA in a press release.
The Foreign Ministry held the Israeli government fully responsibile for this ongoing attack on Jerusalem with all its neighborhoods and characters, and in particular the Al-Aqsa Mosque, saying that this aggression will have dire consequences the overall political situation.
MoFA stressed that Israeli attempts to change the historical and legal status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque will not pass, thanks to steadfastness of the Palestinian people of Jerusalem who have been keen on defending their city on behalf of the Arab and Islamic nations.
The ministry said it was following up on the ongoing Israeli aggression on Al-Aqsa Mosque through all legal and diplomatic frameworks in an effort to garner an international position that can press Israel to stop its attack.